Video: Broken Social Scene Cover Modest Mouse

May 19, 2011

Broken Social Scene Modest MouseBack in 2008, Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock joined Broken Social Scene onstage to sing versions of his own songs, such as “The World At Large” and “The Good Times Are Killing Me,” backed by the indie-rock collective. Now Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew, and Co. have reworked the former tune, sans Brock, for The Voice Project, an excellent online cover song series that raises money and awareness for women in Uganda.

“I know Isaac, you know, the guys, so I have no desire to cover this song and make it the same,” says Drew before they switch up instruments for a unique take on the Goods New For People Who Love Bad News cut, which has popped up on a few subsequent BSS setlists. Check out the clip above, for some interesting footage of their in-studio collaborative spirit and the loose, somewhat impromptu cover (at the 3-minute mark).

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