Modest Mouse Play Popular Kidz Bop Song At McCarren Pool

Written by Jonny-Leather on . Posted in Music, Posts.


Indie rock giants, Modest Mouse had the kids at McCarren Pool bopping when they played smash hit "Float On" on Saturday night. It’s still weird to think that those crazy Kidz Bop people put a cover of that song one of their latest cds. It’s one of the oddest things you can ever hear, so if you haven’t, I strongly suggest checking it out.

As for Modest Mouse—Isaac Brock, Johnny Marr and co. rocked out for precisely an hour and half in front of the massive Brooklyn crowd. Nearly every song played was from their 2007 release We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank. That seemed to please the crowd, much of which looked much too young to remember the pre-"Float On" days. Directly in the front row, it looked like the average age was 14. This is probably an exaggeration, but damn did they look young. At one point early into the set, Isaac Brock explained to the young crowd that getting there early and getting right up front may seem like a good idea, but the sound isn’t set up for the front. With that said, the sound was great towards the back of the large abandoned pool. There were a few jokes about the pool, and Isaac joked about Kidz Bop, leading into "Float On." Longtime Modest Mouse fans were given a treat with the band’s crazy, warped performance of "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes," during which Brock was at his most energetic, knocking over his mic stand and singing through his guitar (literally).

The pool seemed relatively empty for the two performances prior to Modest Mouse. First up was Dragons of Zynth, whose wild, noise-heavy sound seemed far too experimental for the young crowd. While their energy and odd style seemed to keep fans entertained, the bulk of the crowd never seemed to be into the popular local band.

Love As Laughter followed, but by that time the fans seemed more than ready to move right on to Modest Mouse. The up-and-coming Brooklyn band played straight forward indie rock that failed to make the crowd any more willing to wait.

But after the long wait between bands, Modest Mouse gave the fans what they wanted, and they went home happy.


Modest Mouse


Modest Mouse


Dragons of Zynth


Dragons of Zynth


Dragons of Zynth


Love As Laughter


Love As Laughter

Photos courtesy of Jonny-Leather

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