Anyway, you can vote HERE. Last time we asked you to vote for our Har Mar Superstar remix you helped us climb the charts unbelievably fast. Let's see if we can do even better this time!
Lastly, if you haven't already heard, our song "Look Where You're Walkin" from our debut album is nominated for a 2010 Juno Award (a Canadian Grammy) for Producer Of The Year (Kevin Churko co-produced by Kane Churko). We're very excited about this especially since the same song is also a finalist in the Top40/Pop category of the International Songwriting Competition which is being judged by everyone from Rob Thomas to Robbie Williams! Thank you all for your continued support and for believing in what we're doing!
“Look Where You’re Walkin” has been announced as a finalist in the International Song Competition in the Top40/Pop category. Everyone from Rob Thomas to Robbie Williams is judging this contest and there’s even a people’s choice award as well which you can vote for us @ http://www.sonicbids.com/voting/Default.aspx?p=336 - you can vote once per day so please check back daily!
Last week we asked you to vote for our Har Mar Superstar remix and you guys saved the day overnight catapulting us past 200 other remixes to 4th place! We couldn't have been more thrilled about how seriously you guys responded to our call for help. Now we're part of another contest where we could actually win some much needed $$CASH$$.
It's super easy so please try and download it even if you have it already. We win as long as we are one of the 7 top downloaded songs by the end of the week. Let's see if we can't top last week's voting success and make some REAL waves this time. I know we can with your help.
In exchange, we promise that if we win every last dollar will go back into Modern Science's merchandise budget. Maybe we can do something fun like print promo EPs of our upcoming second album or release some rare tunes on vinyl? Heck, if we win we'll let YOU choose - how about that?
We're making our February song of the month "Someday" available a few days early to you lucky subscribers! Get your free download now @ http://www.FreeModernScience.com An interesting fact that a lot of people don't know is that "Someday" was originally written/produced by Kane for the Jonas Brothers as a possible UK single. Crazy right? Well, after negotiations fell through and the JB's decided not to put out a specific UK single we said "hey - why not put it on our album!" It's a fun disco/poprock adventure that screams radio smash with plenty of Modern Science trademarks all over it. Leave us a comment or email us and let us know what you think!
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p.s. You can also watch the entire unedited performance in our video section or at www.tourtvonline.com (the kind people that are responsible for filming, broadcasting and making this video available to us.)
Hopefully you haven't made any unbreakable plans because we're actually playing TWO FREE CONCERTS tonight and tomorrow with Simon Collins (Phil Collins' son) at The Hard Rock Cafe here in Las Vegas on the Strip (3771 S. Las Vegas Blvd.). Doors open at 8pm, we play at 9pm and Simon plays at 10pm. We'd love to see everyone in Vegas that can make it out there dancing and rocking the night away with us.
HOWEVER, even if you don't live in Las Vegas you can still watch tomorrow's show for free from your computer live! www.tourtvonline.comwill be broadcasting our performance and you can watch the live video stream from their website! This is a very unique opportunity that we hope many of our fans take advantage of as for the first time anybody that has a computer can virtually attend our show from your hometown or anywhere else in the world!
So what do you think...are you going to be funking out with us this weekend? We hope so! Check us out on Facebook for more details! Don't forget to forward this email to any friends and family that might be interested too!
As we move into 2010 we have set some exciting fun goals for ourselves. One of them is to release at least one new song every month in 2010 leading up to the grand finale...our second album. Here is January’s song of the month a couple days early. It’s a cover of an old old song by Elmore James called “Shake Your Money Maker”
Now through January we are planning to give away one iPod shuffle and many other Modern Science prizes to anybody that joins our mailing list below or downloads our free album @ www.FreeModernScience.com.
Did we mention that we will personally load the ipod shuffle with playlists of some of our favorite music, every Modern Science recording plus many rare and unreleased tracks and demos!
Tell your friends so they can have a chance to win too!
Yes - it's true - Modern Science is teaming up with Del The Funky Homosapian a.k.a. Deltron a.k.a. Sir DZL on some tracks for our NEW album. He has already lent his rapping abilities to the track "Do It Right Now" which we are finishing up to release to you soon.
For those of you that don't know who Del is. Check out some of these great videos below:
To our surprise our music video for 'Every Little Thing' is featured on the front page of MuchMusic.com today under the FRESH VIDEOS section. Check it out and start requesting it if you're up in Canada!
Paying off: Modern Science doesn’t squander pricey trip to CMJ by Julie Seabaugh Stereofame.com execs didn’t realize the extent of their commitment when they footed the bill for Las Vegas-based Modern Science to travel to New York City’s rain-soaked 2009 CMJ Music Marathon. The pop-funk newcomers’ self-titled debut may have been vocalist Kane Churko and bassist Mike McHugh’s labor of love, but headlining Friday’s showcase required a live band. Thus travel and accommodations for the duo plus Churko’s father, drummer and producer Kevin Churko, guitarist Charles Henry and keytarist Mike Spadoni at the Lower East Side’s Hotel on Rivington ran more than $5,000.
Modern Science ensured the experience was worth its sponsor’s hefty payout, however. “I’m losing my voice,” McHugh apologized from the stage midway through a seven-song set culled from their own MIMORTL (Music Is My Only Reason to Live) Records release, later explaining that he and Churko caught numerous other bands each of their four nights in town, all while networking, visiting MTV’s downtown offices and being interviewed by Fuse TV’s Allison Hagendorf, who confessed to following the core pair from her A&R days at Columbia, calling them “a combination of great talent and determination.”
The hectic schedule didn’t stop the quintet from delivering a high-energy, professional half-hour well-received by industry insiders at the Ace of Clubs. From opener “I’m the One” to closer “Look Where You’re Walkin’,” MS visually impressed with wide stances and black leather, and, following Churko’s lead, kept the packed crowd dancing throughout. “We came all the way here from Vegas to see you guys,” the offstage introvert enthused following “Whatever You Say” and before strapping on a guitar for “Desperately.” “We’re the only band playing CMJ from Nevada, and we’re proud to represent.”
Though a low basement ceiling thwarted progression of the beach ball Spadoni tossed down during “U Funk Me Up,” it was the only aspect of the evening that didn’t soar. Or as Stereofame Executive VP Davis Johnson put it, “They’re a very dynamic, big-sound group. They’re exactly what we needed to carry the evening and finish it on a high note. They were fantastic.”
Lab Partners: Modern Science prepares for CMJ Fest by April Corbin
Kane Churko is confident about his band’s music, but he admits that an offer for his Vegas band, Modern Science, to play the CMJ Music Marathon felt a little like a scam.
When Churko and Mike McHugh received the e-mail—explaining that Stereofame.com had selected the pop-funk duo to headline its stage at New York City’s Ace of Clubs—they were excited. When they got through the part about the website footing the bill for the band to travel to Manhattan, they were ecstatic ... and slightly disbelieving.
“I kept reading, waiting for the fine print that told me to send my credit card information to them first,” Churko says, laughing.
Having been convinced the gig is indeed legit, the duo is looking forward to gaining an East Coast presence, playing for recording-industry suits and single-handedly representing Las Vegas in the annual festival (Afghan Raiders, who were scheduled to take part for the second year running, canceled their trip).
Modern Science officially formed roughly a year ago, though Churko and McHugh have been musical acquaintances for almost four. According to McHugh, playing CMJ has been one of the band’s goals from the start, and the two musicians hope the exposure will help build hype about their infectiously poppy debut album.
The self-titled release was produced by Churko and his father, Kevin. The elder Churko, a music producer by trade, has worked with Shania Twain, Britney Spears and Ozzy Osbourne. He’ll also be drumming for the duo during its October 23 CMJ set.
Despite the disc’s slick production, Modern Science doesn’t mind giving it away for free. In fact, the band says that since the album was completed and released in March, around 10,000 copies have been downloaded. McHugh predicts all music will be free in the future, and that creating a business plan that doesn’t revolve around CD sales is smart, especially for newcomers like Modern Science. Adds Churko, “It’s just a matter of people hearing.”
We are really thrilled to be picked as "Artist Of The Month" on Stereofame.com today. Thanks to you we're going to be on their front page for the entire month of October!
We also have the great pleasure of playing the Stereofame stage at CMJ at the end of October in NY. If you haven't before take a second to check out their awesome website and 'sign' us to your virtual record label. It's fun and the people that run the site have a lot of very innovative ideas.
We are pleased to announce that we now have our first ever Modern Science t-shirt available for sale. It was designed by Evanimal who does some really impressive design work and we couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out.
It comes in all sizes and is printed on a stylish fitted black 100% cotton t-shirt. At 4.4oz it's nice and light and we guarantee everybody will be asking you all about it. Who is Modern Science and why do they spend their time chasing after evil robots? Why does Mike look like a young Christopher Walken and who IS that girl? You might literally get mugged and have it stolen right off your back. Watch out! Anyway we ask for your support and encourage you to order one today. They are only $15, or $20 with an autographed copy of our debut CD. Head over to our official website to get your today @ www.ModernScienceMusic.com!
Any questions do not hesitate to ask.
See some of you at the show tomorrow! We can't wait to funkify your Saturday.
We are thrilled to announce that as of today we will be making our brand new debut album available as a FREE download. All we ask is that you join our mailing list and spread the word and support us any way you can.
CLICK HERE to download the full ten song album immediately and join the email list below.
If you like what you hear you can still purchase an autographed copy of the CD for $9.99 (Free Shipping) off of our website at www.ModernScienceMusic.com
Leave us a comment or send us an email and let us know what you think of the record. We worked hard on it and your kind words keep us going.
Tomorrow (Saturday April 4th) we are having our Album Release show at The Beauty Bar. It is a very special night for us as we have been working on this record for nearly 3 years, so it really represents a lot. We are asking, begging, pleading that you come out and join us...No I'm not kidding.
You see...local and independent music is suffering. It is an epidemic that is hitting almost every genre and at every level. Whether it's right or wrong digital music and the internet have rendered the monetary value of music to almost nothing. Thanks to the economy, people are not going to shows like they used to and venues are closing at a higher rate than ever. Does this make you as sad as it does me?
I hope so.
It should because I know that in nearly every one of us there is a song, a lyric, a melody that is part of who we are. Because music helps us grow as people and discover who we are. It challenges us to experience somebody else's thoughts and feelings and relate them to our own life. At the least it makes us laugh when we first try and dance to it. It's the most natural drug there is. Everyday people use music to better understand each other and come together.
But know this. It only is going to continue to exist if people can come to a census on what it is worth and what they are willing to pay for it. The problem is, how do you do that? How can you put a price tag on something that has the potential to become invaluable to who you are or to change how you experience life?
I think by doing whatever you can and maybe putting in perspective the value of how you spend your money and where. Why is a song not worth 99 cents when a coffee or energy drink is worth $5? Why is $5 or $10 too much to stop us from experiencing a night of live music yet we'll pay $30 for a t-shirt or a pair of shoes. By investing in music you are investing in yourself and that investment continues to pay off forever. Think about that.
All I'm saying is that I know in my heart that music is so much more important to people's lives than they realize. As the artist I can tell you that we make music because it makes us feel good and we want to share that feeling the best way we know how. Every song we write and everything we say is designed to share something with you that we feel you might benefit from. Whether it be a lyric that makes you smile or a funky bass line that makes you dance our intent is to give you something unfamiliar and present you with the opportunity to make it yours for life. If we didn't sound unfamiliar then we wouldn't be doing anything new. Unfamiliarity is the feeling that listening to something new creates so EMBRACE it. You'll never discover anything new if you don't look in the places that you never have before. Those places are independent record stores, live independent music events not your bedroom on the internet.
So again - tomorrow we are playing The Beauty Bar at 11pm here in Las Vegas. It's only $5 and might just be the most fun you ever had in a night. Would you have paid $5 to see The Beatles play in your town before less than 25 people knew who they were? Ok - that was a joke, but really - it means a lot for us to share tomorrow night with you. If you can't make it out the best way you can support us is to buy our record directly through our website (www.ModernScienceMusic.com). 10 songs, $10 and you get free shipping AND a free instant download of the album in MP3 and can be assured that every dollar goes into promoting/touring and recording time as oppose to making iTunes or Amazon.com richer. If you don't have the cash yet - join our free mailing list. We give away 4 exclusive members only mp3s on ReverbNation.com/ModernScience
Tell your friends, tell your parents, tell your grandparents. Repost this in a bulletin, or your blog or print flyers for your friends and thank you to all those in advance that show up.
We'd like to thank ReverbNation.com for promoting us on their awesome website as one of ten Featured Artists of the Week that will be promoted on the website and on their Facebook application daily!
Could it have anything to do with my blog article last week about our decision to boycott MySpace's music player in favor of ReverbNation's? I don't know - but we're not complaining. Thanks again for putting independent bands first and building a stronger, better music community.