Modern Dandelion is an indie New Wave band by frontman and songwriter Zeki Toyata. Their sound is a sonic amalgamation of many indie rock and 80s new wave acts, primarily The Cars, The Strokes, and Tokyo Police Club. Modern Dandelion is based out of, and currently active in Toronto, ON.
The band formed after Zeki's previous band, Charcoal Heather, went on hiatus due to people moving away. Modern Dandelion started as a group of demos that Zeki had written but didn't fit Charcoal Heather. In spite of almost constant lineup changes the band recorded and released a single and music video in spring and early summer of 2022 and gigged at smaller venues in the Toronto area. They then began a 3 month production cycle for a 5 song EP that August and are still playing gigs. The EP is currently slated for release in late November 2022