Modest Mouse have been performing new material during their recent tours. In some shaky YouTube footage, for instance, we see Isaac bouncing through the jagged then poppy “Satellite Skin,” a track ostensibly from the forthcoming, still untitled EP. From the way the audience reacts — howls, screams, a single macho growl, and then dancing — you’d think they knew it by heart. Or, maybe they’re excited to see Brock strumming and singing solo-style and intimate-like at the beginning of the track.
From this clip at least, it seems like “Satellite Skin” shows up as the tail-end transition of another track. Confirm/deny? If that’s the case, it must already be a well-integrated part of the live show. Hence the fan reaction? Or maybe Modest Mouse fans are just easily excited.