Monday, June 6, 2011

Happily Rediscovered

...Old Modest Mouse.

I thought I'd take a minute to reflect on a glorious band of hooligans who's eccentric indie-rock concepts are without a doubt a result of their naturally out-to-lunch approach to everything. But that's why we love them. Their sounds are all over the map, and you sort of feel like you're walking through a musical theme park when taking in a given album; there are those sweet, swirling teacup-ride ditties, those whacky musical attractions and those heavy-hitting thrillers. They are a delicious box of assorted songs - you really can never know what you're going to get when it comes to frontman and quirky lyricist Isaac Brock. Quirky, yes. But, also wildly genius and wise in his life-lesson sort of wording that you'll stumble upon while wading through the rubble of their explosive noise-pop tunes.

In April, Big Boi of Outkast claimed via Twitter in that he was working in the studios with the American group on their 2011 LP. Fingers crossed they come out swinging, weirder and cooler than ever. Here are some treats from the Modest Mouse vault:

                                                          Trailer Trash - Modest Mouse (1997)

                                                            3rd Planet - Modest Mouse (2000)

                                                          Black Cadillacs - Modest Mouse (2004)

Little Motel - Modest Mouse (2007)

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