This song was released as part of a 12" vinyl single collaboration between fellow Washington state indie rockers 764-HERO and their eventually much better known counterparts Modest Mouse. The song is indeed over fourteen minutes long, and as you can see in the lyrics below, it's not exactly filled with a lengthy storyline. It's basically variations on the same rock jam between the two bands with 764-HERO's lead singer singing the melody and Isaac Brock's spastic yelping filling in the chorus. And even after 14 minutes, I still long for more. It's that freakin' good. I can't really explain it any better, and there are no reviews to find of it, so just enjoy it for what it is. A rare, somewhat undiscovered gem of a majestic rock song, an epic glory of guitars and drums and singing, and a somehow touchingly beautiful discourse on sleep. I'm pretty sure 764-HERO (named after the ubiquitous ride-sharing billboards that appeared across the state a decade ago) is no longer recording, but they should be able to sleep well knowing that they at least joined the Mouse for one gloriously long work of genius. And their solo albums weren't exactly terrible themselves.
My favorite part? The explosion that coincides with Brock taking over the singing after an extended musical interlude at around the 7:30 mark. Simply brilliant.
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