Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Changing Modes: Blog

In Flight album review!

Posted on April 13, 2013
Thank you, Daniel Davidson-Amadi! Changing Modes
In Flight
reviewer: Daniel Davidson-Amadi

Changing Modes’ ‘In Flight’ album has a bit of a soft pop slant to it. It sounds very safe and uncomplicated from the band but its veiled complexity is, in fact, a testament to the New York City based band’s mastery of their craft. Listeners will appreciate their ability to produce songs that are easy to swallow whilst not exuding amateurish plainness. Arrangements can be a bit stupefying as they refuse to adhere to any conventional linearity and the melodic nature springs from an overindulgence of instrumentation and the manner in which they play them.Compositions are ideally short in length – at least for those, including myself, with shorter attention spans. Still, each 2-3 minute composition manages to deliver on the punchiness and artistic abstruseness of the band’s thought-inspiring [...]
Read more

"Down To You" review

Posted on March 13, 2013
Thank you, Christiana Bartolini!
What's so good?
By Christiana Bartolini | March 13th, 2013
Are you in the mood for a new art rock band? Brooklyn’s own Changing Modesis keeping the genre alive with their single, “Down To You,” taken from their equally artful album In Flight.
This single has a dark and intriguing sound as it journeys into a lethargic, downtempo realm, with a lot of wah effects to emphasize the atmosphere. The vocals are melancholy and slightly sad as the piano follows behind, and the bass and guitar interweave with each other as they eventually meet up with the rest of the instrumentals, creating a precisely calculated orchestral art rock ballad. It’s peculiar, obscure, and off-kilter while still maintaining enough structure to pique your ears.
Check out Changing Modes’ album, In Flight, and if you still want more, perhaps you can catch one of their shows.

Thank you so much, delarue!
Changing Modes: Hard to Figure Out, Easy to Sing Along to at Spike Hill
by delarue

Isn’t it a pain to have to choose between two equally tantalizing shows? Saturday night, it was impossible to resist the temptation to sneak away from the Brooklyn What’s album release gig at Public Assembly while the opening acts played, since Changing Modes were on the bill around the corner at Spike Hill. With two keyboardists, guitar, bass and drums, their music is complex yet manages to be extremely catchy. Frontwomen Wendy Griffiths and Grace Pulliam both play synthesizers, and while they aren’t above hamming it up once in awhile with a woozy oscillation or a fat phony horn patch, their sound isn’t cheesy. As much as what they do has a very 80s feel, their sense of that decade’s sounds zeros in toward dark, often menacing new wave rather than cliched radio pop.
To say that this band has an edge is an understatement  [...]
Read more

Changing Modes at NXNE

Posted on May 20, 2012
Changing Modes will be performing at 2012 NXNE (North by North East) in Toronto!  The band will play two shows on June 16th at Sneaky Dee's (8pm) and THE ROCHESTER (12am). 

New Album "In Flight"

Posted on April 17, 2012
Changing Modes' new album In Flight is now available on CD Baby and amazon, and at Changing Modes shows!

Next Page

RSS feed