Vancouver four piece Mode Moderne creates delicate, moody tunes that are hook-heavy and full of melancholy. They’ve honed their sound over two LPs and are now set to release their third, Occult Delight, via Light Organ Records. Though not due for release until January 21st, they’re now streaming the record in full.
Led by lead singer Philip Intile’s Morrissey-indebted croon, Occult Delight is an excellent followup to 2012’s Strange Bruises. The album takes on the lush and glistening guitar tones of The Cure as well as newer acts like Wild Nothing, especially on the dreamy opener “Strangle The Shadows” and the bright “Baby Bunny”. “She, Untamed” has an air of post-punk revivalism, whereas “Unburden Yourself” has a jangly, wistful vibe, but both standout as highlights. Listen to the lovely third release from Mode Moderne below.