Defensive Modernism in art and architecture is a reaction against the chaotic, frightening aspects associated with a modern, urban milieu (ex: Art Nouveau).
Defensive Modernist art has a tendency to reject the uncertainty of modern times, favoring a more halcyon past time.
The four songs below deal with Defensive Modernist themes:
“My Apartment” by Ben Kweller:
“Modern Day Love Song” by Bethany Sharayah:
“End of An Era” by The Like:
“Execution Of All Things” by Rilo Kiley: