The Lonesome Crowded West

For me, Modest Mouse was one of those bands that changed the way I made music, and also how I perceived music. This documentary was a great reminder of the creativity and rawness behind each musician in the band. It takes me back to high school when I first heard Trucker’s Atlas and practiced that infamous beat until I could figure it out. I’m also reminded of going on tour with my friends Danielle and Amanda when I lived in Boston, and also how I described our band as similar to “Modest Mouse, but with female vocals.” It’s amazing to think Modest Mouse had such a profound effect on me, but they did. And I’m thankful for the years of inspiration.