Members: Cole Watkins, John Cope, Thomas Ketchersid
Literally from that 'Basement On a Hill' their late Texas brother Elliott Smith referred to, this quintet refuses to be kept underground. Since their formation in late 2003 Modico has turned heads and raised eye-brows all across the North Texas area. Hailing from Ft. Worth, Texas, Modico's beginnings are rooted where the roots actually grow. From the basement of a house on a hill, Modico set out to create something new, something original. Just like Dre they've spent time "in the lab, with the pen and the pad" constantly experimenting, creating and recreating. And the product is something that the ear begs to hear and the soul yearns to feel.
With cannon fire bass, bullet time drums, and guitars that will put you to sleep then turn around and bombard your senses, Modico takes the stage as if it were a battle field. Steadfast and ready for action, this band has an objective that exceeds superficial stardom. Modico is concerned with the world they see, and what they can do to improve it. "There's a lot of fear in the world today, a lot of depression, a lot of hopelessness, a lot of people believing that this life is pain. We are at war with that mentality. Hope does exist, and that's what we're here to say" (Thomas Ketchersid Guitar/Vocals).
While embracing their influences Modico seems to turn a blind eye. What they have is "something fresh and entirely their own" (Jason M, Sample Press). It's a new experience that transcends the static poppiness that floods the radio and demands you to move on from the pretentious indie wasteland that plagues the internet. This is music for those who are fed up with the status quo. This is music for anyone who's ever questioned, why? This is music for a revolution.
There's nothing to fear.