modest mouse – “king rat” video (directed by heath ledger)

Modest Mouse appear to be back in form with their new No One’s First and You’re Next EP. The late Heath Ledger had approached Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse in doing a video for the track in order to bridge his love of original music and passion against whaling. Unfinished upon his death in January 2008, The Masses, a film and music company which Heath was a partner in, finished the video. And for a purchase of the video on iTunes you provide a donation to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, “an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization organization committed to ending the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.”

The track is a no holds barred, gruesome, and sobering cartoon ironically depicting the whaling industry. Some whales just want to watch the world burn.

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~ by the reckoner on August 4, 2009.

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