Premiere: Score – Modern Wreck exclusive album stream, plus track by track

Score, aka Chris Tate of dance / electronica group d_rradio, is back with a new album Modern Wreck, out this Friday (5th June) on Cruel Nature Records through Bandcamp as a stream and as a limited Cassette.

We’re delighted to be able to premiere the release exclusively ahead of its release here today on Backseat Mafia, and even more so that Chris has given us a track by track run down of the record. Of the album as a whole he say ‘I made Modern Wreck out of juxtapositions and contradictions: silly and serious. Like a stadium rock kazoo solo, or vocals that don’t say anything. a dinky toy guitar that chimes out God Save The Queen when you turn the handle, Just act normal.”

It’s an album that braces elements of ambient and post-rock, but most of all its an album that creates moods and emotions within the listener that really move you, one way or another. Kick back and let it all wash over you.

Of each of the tracks, Tate says this:

Holy Laugh

The Monster at the helm steers the stolen vessel headlong into tree vertical waters of the worsening storm. Slapstick sociopaths and millionaire bullyboys baying for blood, emboldened by power and their own mindless braying. A homage to a Wefail painting

Women and Children

Drifting into the eye of the storm, contemplating the irony that those deemed by society to be the weakest, will be the ones to save the earth

Clown Shoes

Honk honk, clap clap. Here comes another Trojan horse, masquerading as a comedy car. Kicked in the face by clown shoes, for not showing respect. Is this real life?

Inside Joke

It’s got to be. We are the punchline

People Person

Occasionally, things can fall right into place. If you let them.

Money Shout

In the aftermath of a house party, someone stands up and asks, ‘does anybody mind if I dance?


When do they get here?

Funny Country

Honestly, you think you know someone

Modern Wreck

The flotsam and jetsam closing sequence.

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