Band To Watch: ModWheelMood

ModWheelMood are Italian born Alessandro Cortini (current member of NIN) and Swedish born Pelle Hillstrom (ex-Abandoned Pools). The pair has been collaborating now for nearly six years, creating so-called "alternative pop electronica" that could be compared to Turin Brakes or (at times) Placebo. Lush orchestrations and soaring vocals combine for a chilled out sound that can be enjoyed both as background music and as an in-depth listening centerpiece.

The record label arm of Buddyhead will release ModWheelMood's Enemies & Immigrants EP on August 8.

The band has some West Coast dates scheduled in support of the release as well. Peep those below.

08.01.06 - Portland, OR (Fez Ballroom)

08.02.06 - Seattle, WA (Chop Suey)

08.04.06 - Reno, NV (Satellite Bar)
08.06.06 - Santa Rosa, CA (Last Day Saloon)
08.07.06 - Fresno, CA (Club Fred)
08.09.06 - Phoenix, AZ (Modified)
08.10.06 - San Diego, CA (Beauty Bar)

08.12.06 - Anaheim, CA (Chain Reaction)

Buddyhead Records
"Things Will Change" MP3

Band To Watch: ModWheelMood