WELCOME TO (((((OPEN mind SATURATED brain)))))'s third official post! The MP3 mix for May is linked from May 1st's post.
FROM THE April 2013 Mix, this is track #14:
To this day, I still have no idea how I got the MODERN RIFLES cd. I was in South Korea teaching for a year, and when I got home - 'I Was Young, It Was Dark' was waiting for me. I popped it in and realized in due time that this is one of the greatest punk rock/indie albums of the 2000s.
The album itself sounds like a mix of Nada Surf, Waxwing and some later-era Thrice, with dabbles in punk scattered throughout. This unappreciated masterpiece has stood the test of time for me. If you can find a copy - pick this up.
There really isn't too much else to say. Check out the song linked below, which has a nice build from the verses to a ridiculous chorus that is crunchy and extremely catchy, without being cheesy or sounding forced. The song on the April OMSB mp3 Mix is longer, more drawn-out and epic - so I'm sure anyone who has listened to that mix was wondering who track 15 was. Modern goddamn Rifles. Why did you leave us so early?
MODERN RIFLES - Say A Prayer to St. Happenin' (audio link to youtube page)