"There are few groups on the local scene that would classify as pop bands. Modern Strangers is among that elite camp. With catchy melodies and an infectious energy, they create a sound that feels as if it comes from another era" - Jesse Hamm, Mountain Xpress (09/09/2017)

“...Modern Strangers won over the Peel crowd on the strength of their songs and showmanship. Keep an eye on these guys.” - Bill Kopp, commenting on Modern Strangers’ opening set for the Gin Blossoms, Mountain Xpress (2/24/2018)

“ There isn’t enough pop music in Asheville, but Modern Strangers are helping to change that” - Caleb Calhoun, Ashvegas (3/22/2018)

"One of our favorite local bands" 98.1 The River (1/6/2019)

Modern Strangers

Modern Strangers is an Asheville-based rock band playing fun, high-energy, dance-friendly Melodic Rock/Jangle Pop music!  A 4-piece combo of journeyman musicians, they take their varied influences and form them into a Jangle Pop juggernaut. They often draw comparisons to The Beatles, REM, Elvis Costello, Violent Femmes and The Kinks.  Catchy songs, vocal harmonies and just the right amount of edge make these guys a fun night whether they're playing originals or quirky covers.  Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

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Notable Accomplishments So Far:

  • Voted 2nd Place Rock Band in Mountain Xpress Best of WNC in 2020 and 2019
  • David Rogers was voted 2nd Best Lyricist in the Best of WNC for 2020
  • Played ALL over WNC - Including The Orange Peel (Gin Blossoms opening set), New Belgium Brewing, The Grey Eagle, Salvage Station, New Mountain, Altamont Theater, Jack of the Wood, The Mothlight, Upcountry Brewing, The Odditorium, Sanctuary Brewing, Blue Ghost Brewing,  Innovation Brewing, Town Pump, No Name Sports Pub, 5 Walnut and many many more
  • Selected to play for the 98.1 The River Homegrown Concert Series 2018
  • Won the 2017 Race To the Stage contest at the Salvage Station
  • Playing in regional festivals such as Mountain Sports Festival, Greening Up the Mountains and Blue Ridge Pride Fest
  • Recorded a 'Studio AVL' segment on 98.1 the River (Aired 8/2/17)
  • Featured in an installment of the Acoustic Asheville video series that is well over 1600 views (Posted 9/9/17)
  • Selected to Participate in/provide a song for Homegrown for the Holidays on 98.1 the River (December 2018)
  • Selected to Participate in/provide a song for Asheville Musicians' Tribute to David Bowie (January 2019)

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Sample Track - Yer Bones (Advance EP Mix)

Sample Video - Where's Your Man (Live at the Orange Peel)

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