Interestingly, many of my friends did not share the same musical interest in the Mouse that I did, complaining about the noise-rock aspect and (I'd guess) sometimes dischordant melodies. Then, lo-and-behold, "Float On" was released in 2004 and all of a sudden, everyone thinks Modest Mouse is the greatest band. They were and are right, of course, but it certainly can be frustrating for the fan who was on board years earlier, listening to the dual masterpieces of This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About and The Lonesome Crowded West. OK, then. Here ends the I'm-a-confused-and-crotchety-old-man rant :)
This clip comes from The Lonesome Crowded West.
Its low-fi and shot from a weird angle, but it is a great song with a utterly hypnotic drum rhythm. Recorded "in the late 90's" according to the YouTube poster, when Modest Mouse were still underground and writing and recording some of the best rock of the era.