Sunday, April 3, 2011

Song of the Day 32: Modest Mouse - Cowboy Dan

I've always loved the stressed and strained tone of Modest Mouse's debut record, Lonesome Crowded West. The bending of the strings and the estranged vocals by Isaac Brock all set a tense and powerful atmosphere on the album's seventh track, 'Cowboy Dan'. Everything about this song encompasses what makes Modest Mouse so fantastic. With the biting social commentary to the atmospheric progression of notes and vocal stresses, 'Cowboy Dan' shapes itself up to be one of the most memorable songs to come from the band as they exploded onto the scene.

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