Since their first full length album was released in 2012, Modern Baseball have never hesitated to bare all in their music. The band’s raw, honest lyrics are largely what have given them such recognition in a short period of time.
Earlier today Modern Baseball released their first documentary through their record label, Run For Cover Records, on YouTube. The piece shows fans the origins of the band, how they got from “Sports” to “You’re Gonna Miss It All” and now awaiting the release of their third studio album, “Holy Ghost”.
The 17-minute documentary takes a look at where the band members have been leading up to the production of “Holy Ghost”, and doesn’t sugar coat any of its content. Jake Ewald, one half of Modern Baseball’s founding duo, discusses the impact of loss, grief, and the weight those things can hold over a person. Guitarist/vocalist Brendan Lukens’ deeply personal segment sheds a light on the musician’s own struggles with mental illness. Lukens reassures those watching that “it’s not wrong to seek help, or receive help” and goes on to emphasize how much the band has helped him. Throughout the rest of the documentary there is assurance from the entire band that they want to open up a conversation between themselves and the fans.