Modest Mouse’s “Poison The Well” Is A Midfinger To Capitalism & Greed

Funk punk

Photo: James Joiner

Alt rock band Modest Mouse gets us drunk with funk-drenched punk in their latest single “Poison The Well” where they sends us visceral, feisty transmissions through razor-like buzz and sharp beats. It is a politically-charged track where Modest Mouse tap into the never-ending cycle of greed and capitalism, addressing current issues in the pharmaceutical industry and our consuming culture. Lyrics such as “The medicine makers they are tryin’ to kill us / Yeah they know what a cure is but they bet that’s bad for business” is a direct criticism of the way money has driven our culture towards a toxic trajectory. Stream below:

“Poison The Well” is available online and will also be included in the band’s upcoming triangle 7”, which will be out in Record Store Day on April 13. The release will include A-side “Poison The Well” and B-side “I’m Still Here.” The band will also start touring with The Black Keys this fall, so go holla at them:

09-23 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

09-24 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

09-25 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center

09-27 Chicago, IL – United Center

09-28 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center

09-30 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

10-01 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

10-02 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena

10-04 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum

10-05 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

10-07 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

10-08 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

10-09 Toronto, Ontario – Scotiabank Arena

10-11 Boston, MA – TD Garden

10-12 Washington, DC – The Anthem

10-14 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Arena

10-15 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

11-05 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center

11-06 Orlando, FL – Amway Center

11-08 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

11-09 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

11-12 Houston, TX – Toyota Center

11-13 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center

11-14 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

11-16 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena

11-17 San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena

11-19 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

11-22 Portland, OR – Moda Center

11-23 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

11-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena