New Modest Mouse track hits the radio

    During our much-needed holiday publishing break, a radio rip of the new Modest Mouse song, “Dashboard” began making rounds on the internet. Though “Dashboard” is nothing new to regular Prefix readers, we’re now privy to the final product. Sure, it’s in “glorious” 96 kbps, but beggars can’t be choosers.
    Even through the muddy rip, you can hear that “Dashboard” is much more polished than songs on previous Modest Mouse releases; even 2004’s Good News for People Who Love Bad News. The jangly, upbeat guitars sound a little too much like Franz Ferdinand for my liking, and Isaac Brock’s vocals just sound…off. It’ll be interesting to see how much this song represents the new album’s sound.