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Modern Chemistry

Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Alternative Pop




"PREMIERE: Modern Chemistry Concoct Stunning New Single, Announce New Album"

The New Jersey rockers in Modern Chemistry have been concocting their debut album for quite some time now. After self-releasing three EPs, including 2016’s Dreaming Adjacent produced by Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara, the band–consisting of Joe Zorzi (vocals, guitar), Brendan Hourican (guitar) and Jesse Slachman (drums)–are finally ready to bring an LP into the world and are doing so with a bang!

Everything In Gold, due out July 7, is a fine collection of songs that embodies the best elements of Modern Chemistry’s sound. Produced by Paul Leavitt (Have Mercy, The Dangerous Summer), the album explores every corner of the band’s talent and truly shows what they’re capable of doing.

“We spent a lot of time crafting these songs,” Zorzi says. “We always worked hard during the writing process, but with the end goal of a full-length album in mind, it felt like we needed something that was cohesive. We wanted to explore all the different aspects of our sound but make sure it all felt like a step in a new direction. This record’s all about taking a step back to look at all of your past mistakes, all of your regrets, and all of your accomplishments. Realizing that no matter what you’re dealing with, there’s a way to become better from it. We feel extremely lucky to be doing what we’re doing. To play songs we care about to audiences all around the country is about as cool as it gets. We just can’t wait to get back out there and play these new songs to both new and familiar faces.”

Today, we are pleased to bring you the exclusive premiere of the band’s new single “Everything In Gold” along with its accompanying music video. The title track is a slow-building tune that opens the debut album perfectly. The video, directed by Anthony Yebra, acts as a semi-trailer for the album.

When asked about the video, Zorzi said:

“We wanted the video to feel like a fever dream. We wanted to focus mainly on visuals that provoked a certain feeling rather than a specific story. The feeling of starting over and letting go of whatever holds you back. It’s loosely based on interesting moments from our own lives that helped shape who we are today.”

Pre-orders for the album are available here. Check out the tracklisting and album art below!

Everything In Gold
The Moment
Pretty Death
Tripping Over You
I Can’t Take Myself Anywhere
St. Rain
Fever Dream
Sleep Talk
It’s Been A While (Demons)

Catch Modern Chemistry on tour with Taking Back Sunday and Every Time I Die this summer. Full list of dates below.

Jul 8 House of Independents Asbury Park, NJ
Jul 14 Webster Hall New York, NY
Jul 15 Webster Hall New York, NY
Jul 16 House of Blues Boston, MA
Jul 19 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Jul 20 House of Blues # Orlando, FL
Jul 21 Jannus Live St. Petersburg, FL
Jul 22 Mavericks # Jacksonville, FL
Jul 24 Gas Monkey Live! Dallas, TX
Jul 25 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX
Jul 26 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
Jul 27 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Pool Las Vegas, NV
Jul 28 The Observatory North Park San Diego, CA
Jul 29 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
Jul 31 The Catalyst Club Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 01 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA - Substream Music

"Modern Chemistry premieres brand new song, “Tripping Over You”"

Gearing up to release their debut album Everything In Gold, out this Friday, New Jersey rock band Modern Chemistry Championed by Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday, who praised the band’s passion, saying “they work so hard and treated every decision, no matter how small, with a lot of thought and great care. I’m very proud that they were gracious enough to let me into the process.”

The band, who is also touring alongside Taking Back Sunday and Every Time I Die very soon (dates below), are taking their show on the road to showcase the new album. You can listen to the track below.

Jul 8: House of Independents, Asbury Park, NJ
Jul 14: Webster Hall, New York, NY
Jul 15: Webster Hall, New York, NY
Jul 16: House of Blues, Boston, MA
Jul 19: The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
Jul 20: House of Blues, Orlando, FL
Jul 21: Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, FL
Jul 22: Mavericks, Jacksonville, FL
Jul 24: Gas Monkey Live!, Dallas, TX
Jul 25: Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX
Jul 26: Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
Jul 27: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Pool, Las Vegas, NV
Jul 28: The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
Jul 29: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Jul 31: The Catalyst Club, Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 01: Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA - The New Fury


Plenty of new music videos today from bands like Fit For A King and Minus The Bear, plus don't forget to check out Modern Chemistry's debut album!

1. Modern Chemistry announce debut album, release single

Everything In Gold will be the band's debut album after three EPs and will be released on July 7.

“This record’s all about taking a step back to look at all of your past mistakes, all of your regrets, and all of your accomplishments. Realizing that no matter what you’re dealing with, there’s a way to become better from it,” vocalist Joe Zorzi told Substream Magazine.

You can preorder Everything in Gold here.

Track list:
1. Everything In Gold
2. The Moment
3. Pretty Death
4. Tripping Over You
5. I Can’t Take Myself Anywhere
6. Wallpaper
7. St. Rain
8. Fever Dream
9. Sleep Talk
10. It’s Been A While (Demons)
11. Tradewinds - Alternative Press

"Modern Chemistry Release “Part Three” Music Video"

New Jersey natives, Modern Chemistry, just released it’s third EP, Dreaming Adjacent, produced by Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara. Along with the album, they’ve released a music video for the first single, “Part Three” (watch below).

This EP is a fresh view of where we’re at in our lives right now” says guitarist and vocalist for Modern Chemistry, Joe Zorzi. “Dreaming Adjacent is about being a little more self-aware and learning to see situations from more than just your own vantage point… which is sometimes really tough to do.”

Dreaming Adjacent Track Listing:
1. Part Three
2. Reflux Interlude
3. Carolina
4. Oil Spill Interlude
5. Cutting Space

After self-releasing it’s first two EPs and doing countless local club and basement shows, the band also managed to tour most of North America in 2015 with frnkiero andthe cellabration. They have played shows with Taking Back Sunday, Citizen, Motion City Soundtrack, Turnover and more, and have landed spots on coveted festivals like SXSW, South By So What? and Riot Fest all before they have even signed to a record label or hired a booking agent. They’re currently finishing up their first full length with Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Have Mercy, The Dangerous Summer).

Modern Chemistry will be performing with Third Eye Blind at the Quick Chek NJ Festival of Ballooning on July 29th. Tickets are available here. - New Noise Magazine

"Interview with Modern Chemistry: An Inside Look at Their New Single"

Modern Chemistry, a forceful Jersey-based alt-rock band, just released their new single "Please, Don't Let Me Disappear". They've toured with Taking Back Sunday, The Dangerous Summer, Every Time I Die and more and played many festivals including South by Southwest, Riot Fest, and Gentlemen of the Road.

In light of the new release, we had the chance to ask Joe Zorzi (vocalist and guitarist) some questions.

"Please, Don't Let Me Disappear" is your latest single. Could you talk about what the writing and recording process was like? Why is this single so special for you?

Writing this was pretty exciting. All Brendan had was this chord progression, but he had the gigantic sound of it in his head. We sat in my room at my computer and just layered more and more sounds until it grew into this entire world of sound. We had some weird things in it that we ended up keeping even after bringing it to the studio. Like, there’s a track of me rattling a belt loop and whispering and it sounded really cool so we just threw it on top of everything.

How do you connect this song to David Lynch? Are you all big fans of film?

We are! We love his style. I don’t think there’s any real direct correlation there. But, the song is very cinematic. We’re huge fans of the Cure and the album Disintegration and this song was our chance to channel that. Whenever I put that album on in my car, I feel like I’m in a movie.

We loved the art by Benjamin Lieber for the single, how did you work on getting your idea across to him?

Ben is an amazingly creative person. He came to the video shoot that we were doing for the song (coming soon). We had this hotel set up that was pretty wild. There was a lot of cool lighting. And he just took that vibe and ran with it, and the next thing we knew we had some of our coolest promo photos yet. You will be seeing a lot more collaboration between us soon.

You are all from Jersey, what was it like trying to “make it” in the music industry locally?

Well, locally it’s important to just attend and play shows and make connections with other musicians. We’ve been doing this for a bit so we’re lucky enough to have a lot of talented friends in the area. It’s always a blast putting together shows, especially in a town like Asbury Park.

The band seems a lot more confident and mature in its sound, how did you achieve this?

Well, we’ve been working together creatively for a long time now. Our tastes have evolved and we have a much better grasp on creating what we like. Stylistically, we’re always trying out new things.

After all the build-up from 2019, we are expecting great things from this Jersey-born band and when asked about future plans Joe said: “Our second record should be out this year. We’ll be hitting the road again. Exciting for this chapter to come to life, it’s going to be something new and something special”

Of course, we can´t wait to see what they have in store for us. Have you already listened to their new single? - Unspoken Press


:: ALBUMS ::

my battery is low and it's getting dark (TBA 2022)

tomorrow, we wake up from the longest collective dream of our lives (November 2021)

Everything in Gold (2017)

Dreaming Adjacent (2016)



Modern Chemistry is an indie, alternative band from New Jersey. 

The band's has a modern big sound that meshes current artists like Bon Iver and the 1975 with the best of the 80s (The Cure, Peter Gabriel, Tears for Fears). A lot of the band's current work is self recorded right from home. Being able to engineer and produce on their own allows for more creative control and quicker turnaround times. 

Modern Chemistry has toured North America multiple times, including tours with Taking Back Sunday, Every Time I Die, and Frank Iero, festivals like Gentlemen of the Road, SXSW, and Riot Fest, and more shows with The Maine, Wavves, Echosmith, Motion City Soundtrack and more. 

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