We all know Modest Mouse is a stellar band... but their latest video (which is definitely original and artistically refreshing) disturbs the living daylights out of me. You see, I am deathly afraid of fish (whales... they're all the same to me) and the premise of this music video (which was directed by Heath Ledger and was the last project that he worked on prior to his untimely death) is very unsettling.
The song is entitled, "King Rat" and the video took The Masses (film/music company where he was a partner) approximately 1 year and a half to complete after Ledgers death. The video is meant to take a “stance against the illegal commercial whale hunts taking place of the coast of Australia.”
The song is fantastic though, and follows along in the same vein as most Modest Mouse's music.
Check it out here.