Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Bands you should know II

Modest Mouse

I got to see these guys 2006 just after dashboard was released but just before the album came out, they had a suprisngly awesome fan base over here that I had no idea about. They've released almost countless albums but only started to achieve success when the "float on" from "good news for people who love bad news" hit #1 in the billboard chart, this was followed by "we were dead before the ship even sank" with johnny marr of the smiths, hitting top spot in the album chart.

Despite this success chiselled from the rock of the 90's seattle scene, frontman Isaac Brock has remained incredibly true to himself and the band and how he is percieved by the bands following is very important to him which has lead to some quite messy moments on and onstage involving self harm, DUI, attempted murder, jail time neither the success or the infamy has taken his feet off the ground he's a killer lead.

I've selected "half a dozen and a half..." yeah so three quarts of a dozen tracks that I think both represent modest mouse the best and give anyone just getting into them a great foundation... You can easily find the mainstream stuff like float on, online.. I found that funny anyway..

Missed the boat
Bury Me with it
Alone down there
Dirty Fingernails
Interstate 8
Talking shit about a pretty sunset
Doin the cockroach
Secret Agent X-9

Up next week- Interpol

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