The Primer: 10 Modest Mouse Songs Everyone Should Know

By: 10.31.13  •  8 Comments
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Modest Mouse is one of rock’s last remaining stadium bands, the kind that has managed to find that elusive combination of critical and commercial success. And while a rumored sixth studio album is , it’s never too early to get acquainted.

If there’s an over-arching theme in Mouse’s career, it’s an existential one. The subject matter they tackle is grand in scope: the vast, sweeping desert-scape of the American West (and the shame that Manifest Destiny ultimately caused it); the eerie, vacant reaches of outer space; and the cold, rolling waves of the ocean. The notes that lead singer Isaac Brock and his Washington-born collective hit are eerie, their melodies worthy of debate. All peppered with the same question: how important are we, really?

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