“In a world where Quentin Tarantino and Jim Morrison co-exist, are close friends, and own a surf shop in Southern California, MDRN HSTRY channels the soundtrack to the duo’s pursuit of beach-lifestyle.”


San Diego based, six-piece alternative rock band has its origins in the Pacific Beach party scene, having met at a house party on Cinco de Mayo in 2017.  Lo-fi garage recordings of their early work surfaced only a few months later, titled “Live at the Garage-Mahal
The follow up 3 track release “Headphone Jams” are raw  demo recordings of the same sessions.

Single “Prey for Me” and 5 track Ep “Huge.” were released in fall of 2018.

In the winter of 2019 MDRN HSTRY  collaborated with Amplified Ale Works to release single “Strange Lover” with a Strange Lover IPA.

Today the band continues to write and record their music as well as host local bands in the Garage Mahal.


Shea Smith ——- vocals
Jesse Orlando —guitar, vocals
AJ Peters ———-guitar, bass
Nick Roberts —- guitar, bass, vocals
Pete Eichar ——- drums, vocals