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Modest Mouse

Interstate 8 [LP]

Interstate 8 [LP]

UPC: 767981149219

Format: LP

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Modest Mouse: Isaac Brock (vocals, guitar); Eric Judy (bass); Jeremy Green (drums).
Additional personnel: Nicole Johnson (vocals).
Formed in Washington State in 1993, Modest Mouse begat a line of quirky indie pop that has influenced a rash of imitations. With melodies built around guitar harmonics and cracked vocals, the trio galvanized fans of an overcrowded genre. Molded from the combination of classic rock ideals and experiments with song structure evident in bands such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Built to Spill and Pavement, Modest Mouse built a following through relentless touring.
Its second release, INTERSTATE 8 captures the band's trebly, stinging guitars combined with driving rock balladry and knowing lyrics. On the title track, singer/guitarist Isaac Brock's convulsive vocals are momentarily subdued by a duet with Nicole Johnson's clear sweet musings--until he screams, "you're an angel with the amber halo, black hair and the devil's pitchfork...." and the song grinds to a halt in a miasma of atonality. Other (unusually) quiet moments include a rendition of the '50s song, "Sleepwalker," which appears as "Sleepwalking (Couples Only Dance Prom Night)." Live bonus tracks are also included, wonderfully raw songs appearing as a secret encore. INTERSTATE 8 displays all the power of a Modest Mouse live set.


1 - Interstate 8
2 - All Night Diner
3 - Sleepwalking (Couples Only Dance Prom Night)
4 - Tundra/Desert
5 - Edit the Sad Parts
6 - Beach Side Property
7 - Buttons To Push the Buttons
8 - Novocain Stain
9 - Broke
10 - Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe In (Positive/Negative)
11 - Edit the Sad Parts