There is a fervor swarming around The Modern Savage. Based in Anchorage, Alaska this impassioned quintet formed in 2011. They have a deep connection to Alaska; a remote, sparsely populated, and unlikely place for a rock band with worldwide aspirations to call home. Those challenges have become the foundation upon which The Modern Savage has built their success. Alaska’s isolation has lead to unbound creativity and agency that continues to thrive and evolve.
The band is led by singer Jenni May Toro, an indomitable force, who at one moment offers up performances that are poetically intimate and at the next relentlessly ferocious. The unique sound of The Modern Savage can be attributed to their varied influences ranging from Post Punk and New Wave, to 90's Indie and Hardcore. The sound emanating from The Modern Savage is electric, thrilling, and emotive. Stylistically, the band has been compared to PJ Harvey, Interpol, and Metric.
“The Modern Savage bridged Cyndi Lauper and Ra Ra Riot with sturdy cables.” - Jeff Weiss, Spin Magazine.
Their songs fluctuate between confessional and tender to raw and explosive, mixing high energy indie pop, with melodic and crushing punk rock.