Modern Science is an American pop/rock band from Las Vegas founded by Kane Churko and Mike McHugh with funk, electro, hip hop and R&B influences. Canadian songwriter/producer Kane Churko is the front man and lead singer for the band and primary writer and producer of all of Modern Science's music. Kane is the son of producer Kevin Churko[2] who is also a frequent co-producer of the band's material.[3]

Modern Science
OriginLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Years active2007–present
MembersKane Churko (vocals)
Mike McHugh (bass)
Live members:
Nikka Bling
Kevin Churko
Michael Spadoni
Charles Henry

Kevin Churko is also known to play drums on occasion for Modern Science at their rare live shows as well as on most of their recorded material. The band is known for their improvisational live shows that often include special guests from other entertainers that they work with.[4]

In January 2010, while opening two nights at the Hard Rock Cafe for Simon Collins, the band announced that they would release one free song every month leading up to their second album and that it would feature a lot more hip hop elements as well as collaborators such as Del The Funky Homosapien and Reallionaire Jream.[4] This follows in line with their history of releasing their self-titled debut album on their own independent record label MIMORTL Records for free online as well.[5]

The pair put on a critically acclaimed performance at CMJ Music Marathon 2010 in October 2009 in New York City along with frequent live band members Charles Henry, Michael Spadoni, Nick Helbling & Kevin Churko.[6]

Kane Churko and Mike McHugh are currently listed as celebrity judges for national Battle of the Band's contest "A Fight for Fame".[7]

Albums edit

Modern Science a.k.a. "The Free Album" (March 2009) edit

Following their two singles "Every Little Thing" and "Look Where You're Walking", Modern Science was released in 2009 on iTunes as well as for free on the band's website. Their track "Look Where You're Walking was nominated[8] for Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year at the 2010 Canadian Juno Awards for Kevin Churko & Kane Churko's work on the album.[9] "Look Where You're Walking" has also nominated in the Top40/Pop category for the 2009 International Songwriting Competition judged by Robbie Williams, Rob Thomas, Timbaland and more.[10]

Singles edit

"Funky Xmas" (December 2009) edit

Modern Science recorded an original Christmas song called Funky Xmas. The song was available for a limited time as a free download, but the band has pulled it from their website as of June 2009.

"Shake Your Money Maker" (January 2009) edit

Modern Science released "Shake Your Money Maker" on iTunes in January 2009. It is the first cover recorded by Modern Science and was originally written by Elmore James. The song was commissioned by Coinstar for a contest that eventually was canceled. The band decided to release the song anyway.

"Do It Right Now" featuring Del the Funky Homosapien (March 2010) edit

In March 2010 the duo released a free download on their website of a new song called "Do It Right Now" that Kane Churko wrote with Del The Funky Homosapien.[4]

"Someday" (April 2010) edit

The band released their fourth single of 2010 "Someday" in April on their website. The song was written and produced by Kane Churko & Kevin Churko and was originally written as a possible UK single for the Jonas Brothers. The Jonas Brothers never used the song in the end so Modern Science recorded it for their album.[4]

"Hippie & a Thug" featuring Nikka Bling (May 2010) edit

In April 2010 Modern Science collaborated with Nikka Bling for "Hippie & A Thug." The song was written with Nicholas Helbling and produced by Kane Churko.

Remixes edit

"Tall Boy" by Har Mar Superstar featuring Kane (Modern Science remix) edit

In December 2009 Modern Science released a remix they did for Har Mar Superstar as part of a contest on Indabamusic. The band's remix made it to the top ten out of over 200 remixes.[11]

"Love Is the Answer" by Weezer featuring Kane (Modern Science remix) edit

In March 2010 Mix94.1 FM in Las Vegas announced the release of the band's second remix.[12]

"That Tree" by Snoop Dogg & Kid Cudi featuring Kane (Modern Science remix) edit

In April 2010, Kane Churko released the band's latest remix for Snoop Dogg on his personal website.[13]

"Glory" by Noah Silver featuring Kane (Modern Science remix) edit

In May 2010 the band released a remix for independent artist Noah Silver.

Music videos edit

  • "Every Little Thing" directed by Brandon Christensen[14]

References edit

  1. ^ "Music Is My Only Reason To Live | Artists". Archived from the original on August 29, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  2. ^ Leader, The (May 31, 2007). "Churko is the man in demand". Archived from the original on November 8, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  3. ^ "Music Is My Only Reason To Live | Front Page Of Moose Jaw Times Herald article about". Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d "Modern Science experiments with hip-hop". Las Vegas Weekly. Archived from the original on March 6, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  5. ^ "Lab Partners: Modern Science prepares for CMJ fest". Las Vegas Weekly. October 21, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  6. ^ "Paying off: Modern Science doesn't squander pricey trip to CMJ". Las Vegas Weekly. October 28, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  7. ^ "Afff Cities". Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  8. ^ "St. John's, NL: Arts & Entertainment | Newfoundland singer-songwriter makes Junos cut". The Telegram. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  9. ^ "2010 Nominees / Winners « JUNO Awards". Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  10. ^ Ultimate Songwriters Workshop. "International Songwriting Competition – Winners". Archived from the original on August 7, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  11. ^ "Har Mar Superstar Remix Contest – "Tall Boy"". Indaba Music. Archived from the original on December 17, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  12. ^ Dewey (March 16, 2010). "Modern Science remixes Weezer! « Mix 94.1 Today's Best Music Mix // Las Vegas – Homepage". Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  13. ^ "Who The Funk Is Kane Churko?". June 22, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  14. ^ "Modern Science – Every Little Thing (Music Video) « Brandon Christensen". April 16, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.