As for the Modern Machines, their drummer quit in late 2006 and they never moved to seek a replacement. Bassist Danny himself is heading to Brooklyn this fall, but there's no word if he and Nato will continue the band there or not. The Machines have declared that "regardless of the state of the union" they will definately play this year's Fest VI in Gainesville, FL this October.
Nato meanwhile has a number of songs online via MySpace, including some rare demos, a classic from the Machines and something from the Radio Faces.
The Modern Machines most recently released 'Take It, Somebody!' in 2006 via Dirtnap.