"Many have said that we are lost in our apathy. We are oblivious to our vanity. We are prisoners of anxiety. We are suspected of chasing the unattainable, of daring to embrace individuality, of hoping beyond hope. We use this hope as a guide. We unify with one goal in mind: to rise above the detractors noise. We are all Modern Suspects."
In seeking to define why they make music, Modern Suspects solidified this statement after many a motive questioning conversation. 'Demons in the Night' is a turning point for the band who originally formed in 2014. A lynchpin of the the band's live set, the song concept had rested in their ether for over a year. The chorus stands as a declaration of defiance in the face of adversity - "Demons in the night, you tempt me / With the white flag you gave me / I'll set your flag to flame / Make a torch and light my way."
“Desufnoc”, their newest creation which dropped April 1, 2019 is the darkest song Modern Suspects has released. Titled “Desufnoc”, it dives into the unanswered questions of tragedy – real life tragedy. A pilot friend of front man Garret Myers named Kyle was delivering supplies to remote areas of Alaska in late 2017 when his plane went down, careening into the Yukon river. At just 31, a life full of positive impact and promise was snuffed out, leaving a family behind. This didn’t sit well with the band. “Desufnoc” is an honest expression of what the aftermath of that crash feels like. Modern Suspects also released their self-made music video for the latest single, birthed from the mind of guitarist Bart Williams. Filmed entirely with an iPhone X, the audience can uniquely travel from scene to scene in an enrapturing, flowing digital display.
A staple of the Colorado music scene, Modern Suspects has frequented venues such as The Gothic, The Bluebird, and The Black Sheep, as well as appearances at Broomfield's 1st Bank Center and Fort Collins' Moby Arena. Their songs have enjoyed airplay on 103.9 KRXP, 93.3 KTCL, and 94.3 KMAX.