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A few days back Ned Posted Modest Mouse's "Autumn Beds" from their upcoming 7". It's alright, but after first listen, not the most infecting tune they've put out. On the record's other side, "Whale Song" is etched. It's a move back in the direction of older, sprawling, Moon and Antartica Modest Mouse. And while I dig the whole 7" stop-gap releases, both of these tunes seem like cast-aways from the upcoming album, where the more memorable tunes are yet to come (and no, "Satellite Skin" is not of that ilk either...)

Until then, have a listen to "Whale Song":