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Music Review: LA’s Modern Day Escape: “Under The Gun”

Paul Kalis

Hard rock group LA’s Modern Day Escape’s sophomore album, “Under The Gun,” hit stores on March 27th via Standby Records.

The band consists of James Vegas (Vocals), Sandra Alva (Drums), Marti Rubels (Guitar), Mark Burn (Guitar), and Shep (Bass). Formed in Orlando, Florida in the summer of 2006, original member’s nXe and Shep traveled from California to Florida to meet up with singer James Vegas. Shep soon returned home to attend to personal concerns. nXe and Vegas formed “Avenging Addison” and recruited current guitarist Marti Rubels in 2007. “Avenging Addison” was later broken up to start from scratch. In 2008, they began playing any show they could, eventually landing Florida’s most important venues within a month. It was at this time that Shep returned from California.

Tracks include “Don’t Hold It Against Me,” “Life’s A Bitch,” and “Tiger’s Blood.” My personal favorites include “City Of Thieves” and “Voiceless.” “City Of Thieves’” melody takes you on an upbeat rockin’ rollercoaster ride, while “Voiceless” has a perfect balance of hard rock and calm music, which blend perfectly together. Modern Day Escape has teamed up with RevolverMag for an exclusive advanced stream of their new song “The Syndicate.” The album can be pre-ordered through the official Standby Records web-store. The single is also available to download on iTunes.

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