Good News For People Who Love Bad News Fans will raise an eyebrow when they hear the opening notes of Modest Mouse's long-awaited Good News for People Who Love Bad News : a… 2004-04-06 Modest Mouse
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Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004)

Modest Mouse | NO NEED TO BE MODEST... Mouse grow but retain their charm on ''Good News''
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NO NEED TO BE MODEST... Mouse grow but retain their charm on ''Good News''

Details Release Date: Apr 06, 2004; Lead Performance: Modest Mouse

Fans will raise an eyebrow when they hear the opening notes of Modest Mouse's long-awaited Good News for People Who Love Bad News: a blaring fanfare from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band that heralds an expansive new phase for the formerly scrawny Northwest combo. The Tom Waits-ian reinvention also incorporates accordions, violins, and all manner of odd noises. But the Mouse's heart remains Isaac Brock's adenoidal yowl, angular melodies, and (as is obvious from the disc's title) dark humor.

Originally posted Apr 05, 2004 Published in issue #759 Apr 09, 2004 Order article reprints