Modest Mouse Video Creepier Than a Letterman-Polanksi Brunch Date


For a track that kinda sounds like a practice-space jam session caught on tape (until the sweeping, furious finale, anyway), “The Whale Song” sure has an amazingly lavish video: As if a cow’s head rapidly rotting down to a skull that then explodes wasn’t enough, we see Isaac Brock hurtling through empty space, his bowels unraveling from his gut and splattering on the floor; a syringe-powered, prosthetic-like nightmare-spinner; and twigs on drums. If you don’t claw your burning eyes out immediately after watching it, give it another play and watch for the creep-show details you might have missed.

Video: Modest Mouse: "Whale Song" [Pitchfork]