There’s been a bit of cinematic flair in Modest Mouse videos of late. Last time it was the unsettling backwards player for “Little Motel,” and just two weeks later we get a Phoebe Cates look-alike as all-American daughter, hanging at the family homestead with her evergreen lover: eating pancakes, pecking out “Chopsticks,” enraging jealous Daddy to the point of deforestation and, ultimately, arboricide. Like any good tale about human/plant love, it has a happy ending. And it also features the sappiest kiss in music video history.
We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank is out on Epic.