Brooklyn’s Miracles of Modern Science Play Mercury LoungeMay 3rd, 2012
Josh Hirshfeld (mandolin, vocals) and Evan Younger (vocals and double bass) “met” through Facebook prior to attending Princeton in 2004. When they finally met in person, the two recorded and performed music together and slowly started adding other Tigers to the mix—first Kieran Ledwidge (violin) and Geoff McDonald (cello) and then Tyler Pines (drums). Miracles of Modern Science began recording a self-titled debut EP in a Princeton eating club during senior year. But upon graduation, the five-piece decamped for Brooklyn, playing string-based orchestral space pop whenever and wherever possible. Since then, Miracles of Modern Science (above, performing “Moms Away”) have released an LP, Dog Year, and gained a considerable amount of attention with the parody video “Bon Joviver,” doing Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” in the style of Bon Iver. See what all the fuss is about when they play Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.