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28 February 11 | Comments | 59 notes
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#307 - Modest Mouse - Styrofoam Boots/It’s All Nice On Ice, Alright

A confession: I’ve never really delved into pre-Moon & Antarctica era Modest Mouse, and i’m sure a lot of people will argue that Long Drive & Lonesome Crowded West are their two best records. But this is something that makes little sense in any logical way, but do you ever love a record so completely inside-out that listening to a band’s other records just somehow doesnt even appeal? Well, that. And Moon & Antarctica is a record i’ve probably not listened to for years but will always appreciate as a legit classic of contemporary indie-rock, and sneer away, but such things definitely exist. 

Anyway, this is one of the few tracks I really do know from their 90s output, I think there are certain times when you can tell that it’s Calvin Johnson assisting with the production.

Indie music, huh?

  1. soundsbeyond said: this is really funny to me, ‘cause i only listen to the moon & antarctica and before. things got weird once the band got big. i still dig their music, but the production quality changed dramatically. (btw, i suppose that shows my age, too!)
  2. fuckingeatit reblogged this from dontmakelists
  3. saratara reblogged this from dontmakelists and added:
    When the drums kick in, I’m taken by a delighted surprise. Enjoy.
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  7. onehundreddollars reblogged this from dontmakelists and added:
    Styrofoam Boots/It’s All Nice On Ice by Modest Mouse
  8. alphabeteyes reblogged this from eversonpoe and added:
    Great song. The drum scares the shit out of me every time.
  9. mconor said: yeah, indie music, guy. sure. but seriously Dramamine is Modest Mouse’s best song
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