‘Good News for People Who Love Bad News’ by Modest Mouse, wallpaper by Riley Cran

'Good News for People Who Love Bad News' by Modest Mouse, wallpaper by Riley Cran

Riley Cran

This is where most people first heard Modest Mouse. With the release of Good News For People Who Love Bad News they had a little single called Float On which you may have heard every 10 minutes in the summer of 2004. The beginning of the album isn’t bad, and in most respects it still sounds like Modest Mouse, but it’s too polished and too refined for my taste.

Then a few songs in, sadly, Isaac Brock’s song style dips into Tom Waits territory and they’ve totally lost me. I’m not a fan of Tom Waits at all, so this was the last thing I ever wanted from the band. Thankfully though the album ends on a positive note with a cluster of good songs like Blame It On The Tetons, and the star of the album, The Good Times Are Killing Me.

For the wallpaper this month, Riley Cran has illustrated the first lines from Float On with perfect execution.

I backed my car into a cop car the other day
Well he just drove off sometimes life’s ok

I love how simple and straightforward this piece is. The illsutration of the type on the badge looks great and I love all the details in the cars. A huge thanks to Riley for nailing this one.

April 18, 2012 / By