Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock Joins Lol Tolhurst, Budgie, and Jacknife Lee on New Song ‘We Got to Move’

    Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee have released a new single from their upcoming album Los Angeles, which arrives November 3 via Play It Again Sam. Following ‘Ghosted at Home’ and the title track, ‘We Got to Move’ features Modest Mouse singer and frontman Isaac Brock. The song’s accompanying video was directed by Daniel Rashid and stars Fred Armisen. Watch and listen below.

    “What I love about ‘We Got To Move’ is its eclectic mix of styles,” Tolhurst said in a statement. “I mean where else do you get strings, DAF synths and Bhangra-Punjabi style percussion? Nowhere else that’s where!”

    Budgie added: “One of the more existential tracks on Los Angeles, an homage to Philip Glass, Ron Fricke and Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi, with words by Isaac Brock. The video has me and Lol as Clockwork Orange Droogs Drumming on a Cadillac, while Fred Armisen takes a Sledgehammer to a WC”.

    “The piece was very long and we thought it would be difficult for a singer to find a way into it, but I’d been working with Modest Mouse for a while and played the instrumental to Isaac to see if he wanted to try something on it,” Jacknife Lee commented. “Isaac is one of the most unique voices we have. He’s brilliant. He came down to Topanga and gave us this weird, anxious, beautiful rush of a song.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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