When we were deep in No One’s First And You’re Next mode, I called “Whale Song” the most interesting material from the collection. It’s also a track that reminded a bunch of you of one of our decade’s best, The Moon & Antarctica. Fittingly, the video for its 6-minutes of slippery guitars and spastic, palimpsest vocals is a bizarre, visually rich epic concocted by director Nando Costa and the Portland-based production company Bent Image Lab. You get plenty of bent images here as well as jump-roping guitar strings, a plant playing drums, burning bushes, endless mazes, and giant snails as Isaac Brock wanders some kind of post-apocalyptic landscape in preparation for fighting gravity with his bandmates. (Right, Heath Ledger’s “King Rat” video was the ones with bloodthirsty whales. You’re more likely to find an over-sized rodent in this one.) Take a look at P4K.

Comments (6)
  1. Zach  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    Wow, that totally rules.

  2. Holy cow -this video is awesome! And it’s in HD goodness. I love me some vimeo.

  3. Andrew  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    Does Modest Mouse like the ocean?

  4. Amy  |   Posted on Oct 8th, 2009 0

    Another slimy indie rock hero…Is it just me or do his lyrics since his rape accusation seem rather guilty? Elliot Smith, who planned his suicide to freak out his girlfriend, Kurt Cobain, who planned his suicide since childhood then started a family, and now this guy…? (Why is rap considered so misogynist compared to this shit?)

  5. Oliver  |   Posted on Oct 9th, 2009 0

    We’re meant to be stupid. It’s because we’re AMERICANS, maaaaaannnn………

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