Modest Mouse – ‘The Fruit That Ate Itself’

Modest Mouse - 'The Fruit That Ate Itself'(12″/CD • K • 1997)

Produced by Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson, Modest Mouse’s ‘The Fruit That Ate Itself’ EP is an old favourite of mine (though not of the band themselves, apparently). Reversed filler tracks aside, there’s some pretty lovely lo-fi tunes here – especially for those who still remember Sebadoh and their ilk fondly!

I love all of these tunes, but if you only check two, ‘The Waydown’ and ‘Karma’s Payment’ have often worked their charms on me.