Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West

Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

This seems to be a popular indie rock band right now. Modest Mouse combines many different styles of music into their rock-oriented albums. Good vocals, strong lyrics, and low-fi sounding guitars with heavy bass seems to describe this music best. With many songs over six minutes, this band includes quite a bit of repetition into the lyrics as well, which seems to work for the songs. Combines straight-ahead rock with emo and folk and country twinges and even a little rockabilly, this is interesting stuff. I’m not yet sold on them, however. I think it needs to grow on me.