Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Modest Mouse EP & Video Directed By Heath Ledger

Modest Mouse released their EP 'No One's First, and You're Next
' yesterday which culls b-sides as well as tracks from several 7" vinyl releases over the past year. Coinciding with this release, is the appearance of the video for King Rat conceived and directed by the late Heath Ledger. Ledger's vision, to bring added awareness to illegal commercial whale hunting, wasn't fully realized until after his death. Ledger was a partner in a film/music company known as THE MASSES, who took it upon themselves to complete the video true to the original vision and in honor of the fallen actor. The video can be downloaded from iTunes with proceeds from the first month going to the non-profit Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.