Modest Mouse, ABC, Glasgow, May 26, 2007
photo by Shannon McClean
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Todayâ€™s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is â€œInvisibleâ€ by Modest Mouse from the 2007 release We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, available on Epic Records.
Modest Mouse – Invisible (MP3)
Perfecting the model they crafted with Good News for People Who Love Bad News, Modest Mouse now toe the line between commercial success and maintaining their decade-old fan base like no other band in music. With a wealth of buzz left over from their previous record, the new album leaking, and the addition of former Smithsâ€™ guitarist Johnny Marr, We Were Deadâ€¦ shot straight to No. 1 on the Billboard Charts. On the new album, lead singer Isaac Brock utilizes, like never before, the contrast of his call-to-arms vocals with the songsâ€™ beautifully complex pop melodies, creating high energy music similar to other indie mainstays, like Arcade Fire. Modest Mouse received guest vocal assistance on several tracks from The Shinsâ€™ frontman James Mercer. And just an extra tidbit for those not glued to American Idol, â€œFloat Onâ€ was covered by the cast a few months back for a Ford Mustang commercial. For the latest, check out the Modest Mouse website and MySpace page.
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