You’re Gonna Miss It All is the second full length release from Maryland rockers Modern Baseball, and this should already be considered as an album of the year contender. You’re Gonna Miss It All doesn’t stray far from the catchy, over emotional lyrics of Modern Baseball’s 2012 release Sports, yet there’s no denying the giant leap forward in musicianship and composition here.
The first two tracks on the album; Fine, Great and Broken Cash Machine are as sing-alongy (is that a thing?) as you’d expect from the band, driving guitars and toe tapping percussion, mixed in with lyrics that refuse to leave your head. Followed by Rock Bottom, a first person narrative of longing for love, is like an anthem for the socially awkward punks that devour every offering that Modern Baseball pitches their way.
Throughout the album, vocalists Brendan Lukens and Jacob Ewald deliver powerful, intelligent and witty lines over and over, provoking powerful feelings of love, loss, heartache. And in the case of Notes, the 6th track, strong mental imagery of exactly the sort of emotions that everyone can relate to.
Tommy Bowers provides a small acoustic respite, although despite the mellow tempo the listener continues to ride the wave of emotion from the previous songs. The next two tracks pick up the pace and Your Graduation provides a backdrop for powerful emotional distress in the form of a love lost; a song anyone could relate to. The final song, Pothole is another acoustic “ballad”, similar to I Think You Were In My Profile from Sports. A perfect finish to an album that sends you on an emotional journey of deep thought and self reflection.
Modern Baseball has delivered once again, an excellent album that pulls no punches and keeps you coming back for more. If you liked Sports you’ll love You’re Gonna Miss It All, certainly a more mature album musically, but yet keeps the lyrics as personal as always.
Modern Baseball will be on tour with The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Real Friends and Citizen this summer in North America.
Modern Baseball – You’re Gonna Miss It All is available on Run For Cover Records.