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Glacial Pace

Modest Mouse

Building Nothing Out Of Something

America Canada LP Limited coloured vinyl'Building Nothing Out Of Something' is rereleased on their own Glacial Pace Originally released in 2000 as a collection of singles Loneliness boredom and random observations have been at the heart of Modest Mouse's skewered musical universe through all their releases The Issaquah Washingtonborn trio has also been able to spin verylongplaying albums that catered to the group's core obsessions with both its fulllength Up Records releases 'This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About' and 'The Lonesome Crowded West' clocking in at more than 70 minutes in length So it's refreshing to hear this supremely odd rock band at its most economical 'Building Nothing Out of Something' catches singles compilation tunes and more none of which were ever intended to be sequenced as an album As a narrative whole the singles take on a visionary quality discerning worldly bent revelations in the everyday world The swervy vocals that Isaac Brock has made his trademark sound as languidly distressed as ever stricken by marvel and ghastly awakenings in equal measures The music serves Brock well sounding wobbly and sturdy at once as if it barely teeters on chaos's brink at a variety of mostly midtempo paces'Never Ending Math Equation' 'A Life of Arctic Sounds' and 'Other People's Lives' play the most stoutly with the tonally clean guitars breaking across all the angular phrasings and rhythms Modest Mouse thrive on while Brock's voice goes from warpy drollery to exasperated wail in the face of his task as a singer and writer

  • 1. Never Ending Math Equation
    2. Interstate 8
    3. Broke
    4. Medication
    5. Workin' On Leavin' The Livin
    6. All Nite Diner
    7. Baby Blue Sedan
    8. A Life Of Arctic Sounds
    9. Sleepwalkin
    10. Grey Ice Water
    11. Postive Negative
    12. Other People Live's

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