For Record Store Day, Modest Mouse released a 7-inch with two new tracks, featuring previously released A-side, “Poison The Well.” Today, the seasoned indie rockers have released the accompanying tune, “I’m Still Here,” on streaming services.
The lively, raucous tune is quintessential Modest Mouse, with a driving drumbeat, energetic guitar lines, and frontman Isaac Brock’s distinctive vocals. The brief minute-and-a-half long jangly garage punk anthem has more of a lo-fi feel to it than “Poison The Well,” with gritty instrumentals lying beneath straightforward lyrics like, “I love good jokes just like anybody/ But I don’t like being the butt/ Cause I’m right here/ I’m still here.”
Listen to “I’m Still Here” below.
Catch Modest Mouse with the Black Keys at Scotiabank Arena on October 9th, 2019.