I’ve been trying to convince certain nonbelieving people that Modest Mouse is one of the few worthwhile things to come out of the vomithole of the nineteen-nineties, but they remain unconvinced. Although Modest Mouse didn’t actually become successful until the aughts, they started building their base in the early 90′s and they’re well qualified as one of the decade’s redeemers. Why some people find them off-putting has been a mystery to me. I figure, it must be what it usually is; the music is fine but the singer is weird. True, Isaac Brock frequently sings like a dog barking. That can be hard when you’re used to a more melodic approach. So, for newbies, here is a perfect introductory song. It was one of the first Modest Mouse songs I really liked, back when I was first getting acquainted. It’s got a pretty melody, and some nice violin, and perfectly normal sounding singing.