Good News for People Who Love Bad News

Good News for People Who Love Bad News

by Modest MouseModest Mouse


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Nearly four years have elapsed since Isaac Brock last treated Mouseketeers to a full-blown collection of mercurial musings on everything, including the kitchen sink. Plenty of things have changed in that period -- chief among them, Brock exorcising some of his more personal visions via the one-man-band Ugly Casanova and founding drummer Jeremiah Green flying the coop -- and Good News reflects that. Earthier than any previous Modest Mouse disc, it boasts a plethora of agreeably jaunty additions, notably the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, which buoys the impeccably catchy "Float On" and the jagged, Tom Waits–esque "The Devil's Workday." Brock also indulges his fondness for the rustic a bit more than usual, most effectively on "Satin in a Coffin," which has enough plucked acoustic instruments to pass muster in O Brother, Where Art Thou? territory. There are holdovers from days of yore: Brock's fascination for the spiritual bobs to the surface on the fascinating "Bukowski," while "Bury Me with It" slips gently into the sepia-toned mist of The Lonesome Crowded West. There's nothing but Good News here.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/2004
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998712522
catalogNumber: 87125
Rank: 2142


  1. Horn Intro
  2. The World At Large
  3. Float On
  4. Ocean Breathes Salty
  5. Dig Your Grave
  6. Bury Me With It
  7. Dance Hall
  8. Bukowski
  9. This Devil's Workday
  10. The View
  11. Satin In A Coffin
  12. Interlude (Milo)
  13. Blame It On The Tetons
  14. Black Cadillacs
  15. One Chance
  16. The Good Times Are Killing Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Modest Mouse   Primary Artist
Flaming Lips   Banjo
Dirty Dozen Brass Band   Horn
Dennis Herring   Accordion
Isaac Brock   Synthesizer,Banjo,Guitar,Piano,Ukulele,Vocals,Human Whistle,fender rhodes,Guitar (Baritone),Group Member
Dann Gallucci   Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Glockenspiel,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Timpani,Mellotron,Pump Organ,Drum Loop,Group Member
Eric Judy   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Background Vocals,Mellotron,Pump Organ,tin whistle,Group Member
Benjamin Weikel   Drums,Group Member
Tom Peloso   Fiddle,Standup Bass
Milo Chaska Judy   Vocals
Rising Star Fife & Drum Band   Drums

Technical Credits

Flaming Lips   Instrumentation
Dennis Herring   Producer
Clay Jones   Engineer
Modest Mouse   Composer
Sean Macke   Engineer
Stuart Sikes   Engineer
Jacquire King   Engineer
Juan Carrera   Management
Isaac Brock   Composer,Lyricist,Whistle
David Emmite   Cover Photo
Dawn Palladino   Engineer
Nathan Provence   Engineer

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