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The Modern Airline Releases New Video “Periods of Missing Time” Out Now

"...[The Modern Airline] gets straight to the thrilling heart of the matter with topmost flair and finesse." -Joe Wawrzyniak, Jersey Beat


Any UFO buff or X-Files fan can tell you about the phenomenon of missing time, but only Brooklyn’s The Modern Airline can bring this spooky concept together with spacy riffs and unsettling found footage in their new video, “Periods of Missing Time”

The video was created by Brooklyn visual artist Donald O’Finn using repurposed and edited found footage, including bits of video from UFO sightings. The mashup of absurd, disquieting images meshes perfectly with The Modern Airline’s angular guitars and Lee Chabowski’s off-kilter vocal delivery. Check out “Periods of Missing Time” now!

The band's self-titled album, due out September 4, is as high energy as their shows, and you'll be checking to see if you've found an unreleased collaboration between Devo, The Moldy Peaches and Kraftwerk. Starting out with "Periods of Missing Time," featuring bendy guitars, sci-fi effects and a deranged robotic delivery, and ending on the spacey, chugging "Accelerated Evolution", which was inspired by an episode of The Outer Limits, this album has a serious sci-fi pedigree and puts The Modern Airline in the realm of early B-52s or pre-kiddie rock They Might Be Giants.  

THE MODERN AIRLINE is a five-piece new wave band from Brooklyn, NY featuring lead vocalist and guitarist Lee Chabowski, bassist and vocalist Amy Brown, synth player and vocalist Margaret Chabowski, drummer Gary Langol and guitarist Seth Walter. Since their debut at Brooklyn's Southpaw in late 2008, the band has built a loyal following playing in the New York City area. Their angular, spastic sound borrows equally from '80s new wave and '70s punk and hard rock, while soaring out into new territories. Twin tube-soaked guitars are pierced by synth, cut by space and propelled by kick and driving bass.

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