2016 has been a banner first year for Young’s Modulus! We hit STEM Recording with Curtis Grippe at the helm to record our debut album, Somnambulist, in late 2015 and had a solid album release show at Last Exit Live supported by local music mainstays Japhy’s Descent and Ghetto Cowgirl in July 2016. On top of that, local rock station KWSS 93.9 gave it their stamp of approval and we made an appearance on the TMI morning show with Beef Vegan and got more support from the afternoon block and Dani Cutler of Dani’s Diner. Local artist Deon Doughty of www.azrockandroll.com gave the album his take with fantastic artwork capturing the feel and message of the album. And Mitchell Hillman, well his love for the local scene and the generosity he has shown Young’s Modulus is immeasurable. From his weekly “What’s Going Ahhhn?” to making two of his “Best of” lists in Phoenix New Times for singles and albums from local Phoenix bands—numbers 19 and 22 respectively no less! All just the tip of the iceberg of what was 2016 for YM.
With rapid growth and success come the need for rapid change and adjustment. Shortly before the album release show, YM guitarist, Todd had to step away to focus on taking care of his physical health and The Ryan King swooped in to play the show and quickly became a permanent member of YM. Shortly after the album release show, the remaining original lineup of Young’s Modulus (Mike, Sean and Tom) parted ways and Mike and Ryan put together another lineup that is unmatched in talent, passion and desire to make good music for the world to hear. We wish Todd, Sean and Tom nothing but the best.
Without further ado, we would like to reintroduce you to Young’s Modulus!
Mike Johnson—Lead Vocals/Guitar
The Ryan King—Guitar
Gary and Tim are no strangers to the local and national scenes so prepare yourselves for a transformative experience when you hear us play live! We also have plans to be back at STEM with Uncle Curtis for preproduction in the spring and another album for you all later in the year. In the meantime, we already have some awesome shows lined up for early next year including another stint with Japhy’s Descent and Ghetto Cowgirl. We are especially excited for the Tempe History Museum’s LOUD VI event where we will warm the stage up for Dead Hot Workshop! So, get ready for an absolutely rockin’ 2017 with us and always remember to #RockLocal.