Modern Baseball Premieres "The Thrash Particle"

Feeling jealous sucks.

Modern Baseball Premieres "The Thrash Particle"   Jess Flynn

Jealousy can make you do crazy shit. I know this, you know this, and Brendan Lukens, who sings and plays guitar in Modern Baseball, definitely knows this. "'The Thrash Particle' came about during a spiraling case of jealousy," he told FADER of his band's very good new song, debuting below. "Too jealous to understand how dumb I was being, I did and said things to put my relationships to the test. In time, my paranoia grew and I began to hurt those I wanted to be with the most."

Like the best Modern Baseball jams, "The Thrash Particle" is hinged on bleary, all-too-familiar scenes: bad concerts, drinking until you're honest, a crush who loves to leave you hanging. This one's maybe extra self-aware, though, with a meta-narrative about writing a song for someone: Is this the hook you wanted? Lukens wonders, knowing very well that it's not. It's a recognizable trope in songs like this, even vaguely recalling the I hope this song starts a craze section from a beloved track by unlucky-in-love fore-bearers Brand New. But it's still affecting in 2015—especially in a supremely catchy, undulating pop-punk package like this one.

"Any who," Lukens added in the same email. "Just trust the ones you love, y'all." Though this song isn't attached to a particular release yet, Modern Baseball's most recent LP, You're Gonna Miss It All, was released last year on slaying-right-now Boston label, Run For Cover.

Modern Baseball tour dates:

10/27 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar#
10/28 - Virginia Beach, VA - Shakas#
10/29 - Greensboro, NC - Green Street#
10/30 - Gainesville, FL - FEST
10/31 - Gainesville, FL - FEST
11/01 - Gainesville, FL - FEST
11/03 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheium#
11/04 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade#
11/05 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn#
11/07 - Houston, TX - Walters#
11/08 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger#
11/09 - Dallas, TX - Trees#
11/11 - Albuquerque, NM - The Works#
11/12 - Tuscon, AZ - Club Congress#
11/13 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues#
11/14 - San Deigo, CA - Quaryard#
11/15 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro#
11/17 - Portland, OR - The Analog Theater#
11/18 - Seattle, WA - Neumos#
11/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex#
11/21 - Denver, CO - The Marquis Theater^
11/22 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room#
11/24 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird#
11/25 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe's#
11/27 - Burnsville, MN - The Garage#
11/28 - Indianapolis, IN - The Deluxe#
11/29 - Palatine, IL - Durty Nellies#
12/01 - Columbus, OH - Skully's#
12/02 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall#
12/03 - Toronto, ON - Opera House#
12/04 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual#
12/05 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques#
12/06 - Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall#
12/08 - Providence, RI - The Met#
12/09 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place#
12/10 - Amityville, NY - Revolution Bar & Music Hall#
12/11 - New York, NY - Webster Hall#
12/12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer#

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# w/ PUP, Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts
^ w/ Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts

Modern Baseball Premieres "The Thrash Particle"