Probably the most unique thing you'll notice right off the bat about Miracles of Modern Science is their instrumental arrangement, consisting of double bass, mandolin, violin, cello and drums- they are not your average Indie Rock band sporting guitars. Sure there's a lot of bands adding instruments like this to their lineup currently, but few are as focused around the strings as this band has to be. Did I mention these boys also know how to play?
Something to note in most songs is the sound of back and forth between the mandolin and violin- as these two are in constant melodic harmony with each other, often they seem to be locked neck and neck in some kind of a race, while other times the mandolin may be sporadically picking while the violin simply follows, providing ambiance. Quite good chemistry!
The sound of most track is a very upbeat one, full of energy and spirit. Songs like "Luminol" have a more straight pop sound that they pull off quite well, almost Beach Boys-esque in moments. The track "The Moon and Australia" provides a much appreciated breath in the album, briefly bridging two tracks and adding another shade of color to the mood.
"Dog Year" by Miracles of Modern Science is available via their Bandcamp page.