Review: Modern Life Is War — Fever Hunting



After splitting up in 2008—less than a year after releasing the acclaimed Midnight in America—reunited Iowa punks Modern Life Is War have unveiled an unexpected fourth full-length. Fever Hunting catapults the listener back to the all-ages matinees of the ’90s, when bands like Fugazi, Quicksand, and Handsome forged the melodic post-hardcore that lurked on the outer edges of emo. Luckily, MLIW are excellent students and practitioners of the style. Standout tracks include the jangling, demented “Dark Water,” the dramatic, brooding “Brothers In Arms Forever,” and awesomely titled anthem-blast “Media Cunt.” J. BENNETT

Check out “Chasing My Tail” off Fever Hunting below.