This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

by Modest Mouse

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This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

Expanding upon the themes of emotional and geographic isolation found in the band's previous work, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About finds Modest Mouse mixing slow, brooding numbers such as "Custom Concern" and "Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset" with thrashing guitar workouts like "Breakthrough" and "Head South." The general mood here is one of loneliness and desperation, eloquently expressed through both the lyrics and the rhythmic, sprawling instrumentation. "Dramamine," for instance, with its driving, mid-tempo beat and ricocheting guitar line, sums up the hopelessness of a doomed relationship, while the frantic "Head South" deals with the feeling of "being ashamed of your old space." The mandolin, slide guitar, and cello featured throughout the album give the songs a certain degree of depth that makes them stand out from average indie rock fare. In general, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About is a fine album, and Modest Mouse distinguishes itself here with songs whose meanings are simultaneously universal and painfully personal.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2014
Label: Glacial Pace
UPC: 0767981144528
catalogNumber: 7

Tracks

  1. Dramamine
  2. Breakthrough
  3. Custom Concern
  4. Might
  5. Lounge
  6. Beach Side Property
  7. She Ionizes & Atomizes
  8. Head South
  9. Dog Paddle
  10. Novocain Stain
  11. Tundra / Desert
  12. Ohio
  13. Exit Does Not Exist
  14. Talking Sh*t About A Pretty Sunset
  15. Make Everyone Happy / Mechanical Birds
  16. Space Travel Is Boring

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