Modern Mimes is an American music artist duo from Fort Lauderdale, FL. The duo consists of Adi Elcida Hernandez on vocals/guitar/sampling and Ernesto Paezon the double neck guitar bass. Their music can be best described as “Future Goth,” a term they coined in order to explain the fusion of alternative heavy guitar riffs, powerfully haunting vocals, subconscious provoking lyrics, electronic drums, and catchy pop melodies. The band has released a new video for their single “Mind Lies” and have announced tour dates with Wayland and Eve to Adam that kicks off on May 22nd at The Blue Note in Harrison, Ohio.
After almost 3 years of quietly creating and crafting their sound, Modern Mimes released their debut album “Wake Up” in early 2017. Their video for the single “Love Hate” was directed by Carla Forte and selected at various film festivals. They followed up their debut album with a cover of Type O Negative‘s “I Don’t Wanna Be Me.” The Goth Metal Legends not only approved of the cover but quickly promoted the single and video before it’s release. “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” has resulted in a successful 27k+ views on YouTube.
“This is great-this band Modern Mimes approached this cover just as type o would have: changed the tempo and feel of it and made it their own. Tones and mix are great as well. It sounds as if Type O did a cover of Type O. Amazing job. I love this. Its better than our version.” — Type O Negative
The duo has performed 2 years in a row at Riptide Music Festival, the biggest two day Alternative and Classic Hits music festival in Fort Lauderdale. They also toured the Southeastern United States, SXSW, and have a session on Balcony TV. In addition, they played WJRR’s Earthday Birthday this year with Godsmack and Three Days Grace.
Modern Mimes is a perfectly chaotic reflection of the inner workings of Adi & Ernesto who create music in hopes of inspiring listeners to journey through their subconscious and look within. Their sophomore album ‘The Gray‘ released in the Fall of 2018 and was produced by Rick Lander (Flaw & Dead Horse Trauma) and Anthony Santonocito (John Hampson (Nine Days) & Brianna Taylor).
‘The Gray’ Album:
- Stunt Double
2. The Gray
3. Black Swan
4. Stare *
5. My Own Summer (Shove It)
6. Mind Lies
7. Final Days
9. Goodbye Hello