The Modern Weepers is a very funny sketch parody on the new wave movement from the 80’s featuring amusing song titles like “Don’t Ask Me Personal Questions On the Dancefloor.” Both Mike Myers and Fred Armisen donned accurate Mancunian and Cockney accents respectively, never once breaking character. Their elaborate hits of the synth percussion were accompanied by emphatic and intense stares and lighting blasts to create the dramatic effect so typical of early 80’s new wave. Lively crowd enjoyed the humor. They played for about 35 minutes total and abruptly left the stage.
Last Friday night, a band no one had heard of, The Modern Weepers, played a sold-out set at NYC’s Mercury Lounge. Why did it sell out, when it was some no-name band’s first show? Because it was actually comprised of Mike Myers and Fred Armisen, and word had gotten out about who exactly was doing the show. Here’s what one attendee said about it:Apparently, Spike Jonze filmed the whole thing, so we’ll probably get to see songs like “There’s A Cream For That” and “Pasta and Red Sauce” soon enough. Some audio of one of the songs, “Blame Game,” is below.