Modest Mouse: "The Whale Song" (dir. Nando Costa/Bent Image Lab)

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12 Responses to “Modest Mouse: "The Whale Song" (dir. Nando Costa/Bent Image Lab)”

  1. balbuto says:

    I gotta get a machine like that. Does it fold towels too?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Love the drawing machine! Who made it?

  3. Anonymous says:

    First Modest Mouse record not completely unlistenable because of distortion/loudness-war!?
    Great video btw.

  4. lilbacon3 says:

    The creator of this video watched too many of those claymation ads for MTV in the 80s and 90s.

  5. Xenu says:

    Video: beyond awesome
    Music: pretty damn good
    Vocals: ruins the entire thing

    The guy from Modest Mouse needs to STFU and stop ruining their music!

    • coaxial says:

      Those were my thoughts exactly.

    • Itsumishi says:

      I’d have to disagree with you on that one. Isaac’s voice (and lyrics, and guitar playing) are one of the things I like most about Modest Mouse.

      I really do love Modest Mouse though, I thoroughly enjoy every album they’ve released (in Australia, I haven’t tracked down ‘This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About’ or ‘The Lonesome Crowded West’ yet).

  6. Viktor says:

    That’s a fantastic video for a surreal song, thank you!

  7. mork the delayer says:

    includes jowlin’

  8. Anonymous says:

    You really should track those albums down, Itsumishi. The Lonesome Crowded West is one of their best.

  9. spaceling says:

    I believe that there is a strong Remedios Varo influence here. see for example http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7T5qhW2h2F4/SeOnNxS4frI/AAAAAAAABTU/SALzkP_4P6A/s1600-h/4DPict.jpg

  10. Itsumishi says:

    Yeah I think I will download them right now.

    I’ve bought everything I’ve come across in Aus (and bought The Lonesome Crowded West whilst holidaying in NYC but somehow lost the cd before I got a chance to listen to it!!)

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