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Pretend You Went to Sasquatch! and Caught Modest Mouse’s New Songs


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There is footage of a person dressed like a Sasquatch dancing to Justin Bieber on YouTube, but that is not the video from the Sasquatch! music festival you are seeking this morning. The Amp did the dirty work and found the best full-song clips on the web so you can catch up and tell your friends you were mourning the death of Gil Scott-Heron by experiencing a pair of new Modest Mouse songs at Washington's gorgeous Gorge Amphitheatre over the long weekend. (Hint: to hear an even larger chunk of the fest, including sets from Robyn and Wilco that have yet to hit YouTube, enjoy the audio streams at NPR.)

A quick note on the new Modest Mouse songs: They're both choppy, shouty, sing-songy, and very Modest Mouse-y. No evidence of the influence of Big Boi -- yet.

Modest Mouse - "Lampshades on Fire"

Modest Mouse - "Poison"

Foo Fighters - "Walk"

The Flaming Lips - Long intro into "Race for the Prize"

Iron & Wine - "Tree by the River"

The Thermals - "Now We Can See"

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