So everyone seems to be going nuts over the new Modest Mouse album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, partially because of the addition of ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, but mostly because it’s a great album. I’ll admit that I’ve never been a HUGE fan of the band, but know enough people who are fans to be exposed to their music a fair amount. Stray tracks will turn up on mix cds, an album will be in the car cd player when we get in to take a ride, someone shows me the cool new video, and so forth. And I always enjoy it, just never enough to invest any time outside of that in getting to know the band’s music. Having said that, I recently heard the first single off the new album, a great catchy song called “Dashboard,” and it’s caused me to reevaluate my apathetic stance towards Modest Mouse. It’s good enough that I am now prepared to become a convert. Maybe these stray tracks will do the same thing for you.
Modest Mouse – Worms vs. Birds (Buy It) Modest Mouse – Gravity Rides Everything Modest Mouse – 3rd Planet (Buy It) Modest Mouse – The Good Times Are Killing Me (feat. The Flaming Lips) (Buy It) Modest Mouse – Dashboard (Buy It)
posted by Adam