New Modest Mouse Video – “Whale Song”

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.

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