25 October 2021

MODEST MOUSE Other People's Lives 7 inch 1998




Artist Biography

by Marcy Donelson

Capable of punkish rawness, simmering atmosphere, and light-hearted pop, Modest Mouse shaped the sound of late-'90s indie rock and enjoyed mainstream success in the years that followed. On their early singles and albums like 1997's The Lonesome Crowded West, they proved there was more to the Pacific Northwest underground than grunge. Coupled with Isaac Brock's wild-eyed yelp and sketches of small-town life, their mix of emo, folk, post-rock and prog, won critical acclaim. Their major-label debut, 2000's moody, sprawling The Moon and Antarctica, showed just how grandly ambitious their music could be, while 2005's platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated commercial breakthrough, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, and its smash hit "Float On" revealed their flair for anthemic pop singles. On later albums like 2007's chart-topping We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (which featured legendary guitarist Johnny Marr) and 2021's The Golden Casket, Modest Mouse gave their music arena-sized proportions without sacrificing their idiosyncratic outlook. 



Other People's Lives
Grey Ice Water


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