AmFam has partnered with 8tracks, purveyors of personalized Internet radio, to bring you a series of awesome playlists, each tailored to a specific region. First up is 'Eugene's Dream of the '90s,' a collection of songs inspired by the Pacific Northwest. As you blast these eight tracks, you may say to yourself, "Hey, these songs are great, but they're not all from the '90s." Well, that's true, but as they say on 'Portlandia,' Oregon is a magical place where the promise of that decade still lives, and that's the spirit driving this collection.
When the dozen 'American Idol' Season 6 finalists got together to sing Modest Mouse's 2004 hit 'Float On' in a Ford-sponsored montage, the backlash was both immediate and damning. "Last night’s 'American Idol' rendition of 'Float On' is clearly the most disturbing thing to ever happen to our country’s yup-rock taste-barons," reported Idolator at the time, summing up the indie community's sentiment in one concise sentence. 'Good News for People Who Love Bad News,' indeed.
'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank'
Modest Mouse may have titled their 2007 album 'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,' but by placing a balloon in the artwork, it's possible that not everyone perished in the boating incident described in the title -- even if it is carrying an anchor.
It's been five long years since Modest Mouse released 'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,' but ever so slowly, it looks like the band is inching toward a release date for their next album. They gave fans a taste of their new music over the weekend, unveiling a new song during a gig at Stanford University.