S3E1 You’re Gonna Miss It All

This week we revisit a Season One favorite: Modern Baseball. This time around we’re taking a look at their 2014 release “You’re Gonna Miss It All.”

Like their debut album Sports (2012), You’re Gonna Miss It All was written while the band members were attending college. Unlike Sports which only featured Lukens and Ewald, “we were just excited to have a full band and make [You’re Gonna Miss It All] that way”, according to Ewald. Discussing writing, Ewald said one member of the group would come up with a lyric “and we’ll go run off by ourselves and try to build around that” All band members take turns on vocals as well.

You’re Gonna Miss It All reached No. 97 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 15 on US Alternative Albums. By September 2014, the album had sold over 12,000 copies worldwide. By May 2016, the album had sold almost 30,000 copies in the U.S. “Your Graduation” appeared on a best-of emo songs list by Vulture.

Modern Baseball appears to be on an indefinite hiatus. In January 2017, vocalist Brendan Lukens released a statement saying he would not be joining the band on their upcoming Europe/UK tour, instead opting to stay at home to focus on his mental and physical well-being. In February 2017 the band announced that they would be cancelling their US tour and taking a break to help protect their mental health and friendships.

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