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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v8n34 (08/19/2009) » Section: Left of the Dial

Modest Mouse - No One's First and You're Next

No One’s First and You’re Next is much in the vein of Modest Mouse’s previous (and fantastic) compilation Building Nothing out of Something, and is a collection of b-sides and singles from the Good News and We Were Already Dead sessions that didn’t quite make it onto a LP.

Bap Kennedy - Howl On

Call him the great Eire hillbilly. Singer/songwriter Bap Kennedy deserves the title of king of Irish high lonesomeness. With a wonderfully rumpled croon and the ability to turn a phrase and tell a story like Hank Williams had he had been born in Belfast, the former frontman for 1980s outfit Energy Orchard has made a series of remarkable solo records.

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