I’ve been waiting on this one for some time and I’m not disappointed. Isaac Brock’s quirky yelps and mid lyric freak outs still take center stage here. There are a few more melody’s than the old school Modest Mouse fan base is used to, but that isn’t a bad thing. It’s called evolution friends. Granted, I’ve only been on the Modest Mouse bus since The Moon and Antarctica (which was genius), but I don’t see this band sliding backwards since they signed with a major label for that record. Good News for People Who Love Bad News was solid – ah what the heck…it was great too.
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank is rollicking seafaring adventure with a madman. Call it a trip with Captain Ahab across a modern rock sea.