Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock sings lead on “We Got to Move,” the latest single from Lol Tolhurst, Budgie, and Jacknife Lee’s upcoming collaborative album Los Angeles. Check it out below.
“We Got to Move” begins with a cacophony of strings and percussion before beginning in earnest as an über-sycnopated synth rock song. “It’s not a parade, it’s just another fine day/ Come on and pick up the pace/ We’re so glad that you stayed,” Brock sings, before repeating the track’s urgent title. In the music video, Tolhurst and Budgie — the iconic former drummers of The Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees, respectively — bang on trash cans as guest star Fred Armisen, apparently the most connected musician-turned-comedian of all time, goes to town in a rage room.
The drummers have enlisted a ton of great artists for their upcoming album with producer Jacknife Lee, including James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem (who appears on the title track), The Edge, Bobby Gillespie, and Arrow de Wilde. The album arrives in full on November 3rd, and pre-orders are ongoing.
As a solo artist, Brock last issued a cover of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” for the documentary Claydream. He’s also teased new Modest Mouse material that features their former collaborator Johnny Marr.