Here’s what some nice folks have said about our music:

Electric Caribou (2013)

Tucson Weekly

Electric Caribou is first and foremost a fun record, which will come as no surprise to anyone who’s seen the band gigging around town. The first sound on the album is a beer can being opened, and the clink of bottles is heard in the background on “Modeens Theme,” a perfectly grooving introduction to the record. Laboz’s surf-guitar riffs intertwine with Dave Prival’s high-wire keyboards and the jaunty bounce of Williams’ bass, all on top of Jeff DiDay’s driving beat.”
– Eric Swedlund (Full article)

Zocalo Magazine

“With this 10-track release the band has songs that were in its live repertoire for years but not recorded, others were recorded for previous projects; but the songs all come together seamlessly – even with the divergent styles (overall, a 60s vibe that channels classic rock sounds, punk, country and even a ballad).”
– Jamie Manser (Full article)


Get With The Times (2011)

BLURT Magazine

“Roll over, Dick Taylor, and tell Gerry Roslie the news. Straight outta Tucson, by way of stints in NYC and L.A., are The Modeens, whose moderne twist on garage ‘n’ psych is simultaneously distaff – courtesy vocalist/bassist Cristina Williams, who brings Chrissie Hynde sass and Mary Weiss class to the table – and thuggish, with brawny R&B and muscular riffage galore. Williams shares mic duties with guitarist Jamie Laboz, the two also collaborating on songwriting duties, and the resulting sonic yin/yang makes for one of the most compelling and pleasant surprises to arrive this year.”
– Fred Mills (Full review)

Tucson Weekly

“The Modeens definitely rock mightily, charging confidently through fuzz-enriched garage-rock. But the Tucson band’s secret ingredients are infectious pop melodies and the way bassist Cristina Williams and guitarist Jamie Laboz create irresistible vocal harmonies, no matter which of them sings lead on a given track.”- Gene Armstrong (Full review)


Take A Ride With The Modeens (2010)

Big Takeover Magazine

“It’s hard, happy, and just raunchy enough…”
– Jack Rabid (Full review)

Tucson Weekly

“Here’s a pleasant surprise: a surf-garage-R&B band playing rambunctious rave-ups that don’t blindly parrot 1960s-style music. Instead, The Modeens take a familiar sound, borrow its tropes and motifs, and rework it, throwing in a modern spin.”

– Gene Armstrong (Full review)

Kick Out The Jams

“This is a record that, once you’ve decided to pay attention to its title, is impossible to stop listening to.”

– Oscar Garcia (Original, English translation link)