Modern Rivals’ ethereal and dextrous songs share the buttoned-up charm of 60s psych-pop bands like The Zombies, mixed with more technically crafty contemporary artists like Deerhunter and Beach House. Then, all of the elements are given the Nigel Godrich dreamscape approach in which no single sound is exactly what it seems. There is a delicate warmth to Modern Rivals’ songs emanating from every meticulously placed note.

Cemetery Dares is available on LP, CD and download as of April 22nd, 2014. Modern Rivals are currently in the studio working on new material for release in 2015.