Today, Modern Vices shares their new music video for “All You Got,” the lead single off their upcoming album If Only. The new music marks a return for the Chicago band, delivering their sophomore effort as a follow up to their 2014 self-titled debut.
For their highly anticipated follow up, the band primarily worked in their hometown, experimenting with self-production and analog recording at Treehouse Records, which guitarist Peter Scoville says allowed them to approach the recording process from a new angle. For the first album, the band made an DIY record with limited gear, but for If Only, Scoville says, “This time we were able to explore the studio and experiment with different equipment and work in different settings.” In addition to experimenting with advanced gear, the band also ventured out of the city to Nashville and Bowling Green, where they recorded in different studios with new producers in order to also expand upon their writing techniques. “Working with others present really helped to push ourselves harder as songwriters, both in and out of the studio,” says bassist and keyboardist Miles Kalchik. “Having an outside ear to our sound meant we could take a step back on what certain songs needed structurally or sonically and fully flesh out new ideas to their fullest potential.”
Combining their years of experience playing music together and their refreshed approach to songwriting and recording, If Only also sees the band come into a more stylized and refined space, while still maintaining their original intentions. “Lyrically and instrumentally this record displays the different rhythms of love and emotion,” says vocalist Alex Rebek. “One song may be about a friend while the other is about someone closer or something experienced in a dream. The complexity of love and emotion may seem infinite, but expressing it thoroughly through music is our way to shed light on a specific feeling.”
The band will celebrate If Only’s October 24th release date with a show at Schubas. Get ready for the new era of Modern Vices by getting your first look at the video for “All You Got” below.