Thursday, March 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Modest Mouse


I think like most people my age, Modest Mouse played a large part of our upbringing. Whether you just liked "Float On" or you replayed the contents of their discography every day on your walk to school, the band's experimental indie rock was some of the most formative - and weirdly uplifting - of the early to mid-2000s.

When I was about 13, I remember listening to the album The Moon and Antarctica, and this track in particular, and thinking it was one of the most interesting things I had heard to date. Eccentric, sometimes accessible and always fascinating; it was albums by artists like Modest Mouse, Sufjan Stevens, My Morning Jacket and The National that felt like my segue into more mature adult indie listening.

This song made me feel hopeful during the chaotic blur otherwise known as high school - I remember that very clearly. And, in the everyday motions of the chaotic blur otherwise known as adulthood, it still sounds just as nice.


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