Look, if even Björk is doing it, who are we to resist? So when Modest Mouse approached us about doing a fan-made video contest for the We Were Dead… cut “Fire It Up,” we just couldn’t say no. (There’s no denying Johnny Marr.) And we know Modest Mouse is doing another such contest with MTV, but … not this song. Our song’s better! And so is our prize: Stereogum readers will vote on all the submissions, and if they choose yours, you and a friend will fly round-trip (with hotel) to a gig of your choosing on MM’s next US tour. Winner also receives an autographed CD, a special-edition CD, and a vinyl copy of the #1 Billboard smash album (still crazy, after all these weeks).
Find the downloadable green screen assets (multiple angles!), instructions, rules, regulations, trials and tribulations here. But make sure you mash up the green screen footage only with original and/or public domain footage; no copyrighted material, ’cause the winning vid could end up on a Modest Mouse DVD one day (for reals).
Submissions must be in by Tuesday, May 22nd at 12PM EST. Go get your Gondry on.