Toronto-based band Modern Life Elixir has released their latest EP, “Wet Fleece,” a collection of eight introspective and emotionally charged tracks. Formed through the wild world of Kijiji, the band consists of Max on vocals and guitar, Dave on drums, and Trevor on bass. They pride themselves on their ability to blend fruity pop tunes with heavy guitar textures, creating a unique sound that stands out in the indie rock scene.
The theme of “Wet Fleece” revolves around the stubbornness of the human experience, exploring the idea of carrying around old habits and ideas that no longer serve us. The title “Wet Fleece” illustrates this notion, representing something soft and comforting that once made us feel good but has now become a wet and heavy burden to carry around.
Having honed their sound and message over years of playing together, Modern Life Elixir’s “Wet Fleece” is an impressive release that showcases the power of introspection and self-reflection. The band’s thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies, combined with their love for Y2K-era television visuals, make this EP a must-listen for fans of indie rock.
Before “Wet Fleece,” Modern Life Elixir released two EPs under the same name: “Kazoot” and “Major Minutia”. With influences ranging from DRAIN’s “California Cursed” to The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Siamese Dream,” the band’s music is a concoction of various styles and inspirations. As they continue to write and rehearse for their first string of shows, Modern Life Elixir is a band to watch out for in the indie rock scene.