Modest Mouse has released a new music video for “King Rat”. The video’s been anticipated for a while because Heath Ledger was directing it before his death. The end result is both an awesome song and a really great video that work quite well together. It begins with anthropomorphic whales on a fishing vessel looking for their next catch and then things get crazy through a couple tonal and tempo changes. The art’s fantastic too, with drawings by Daniel Auber, who also co-directed.
Check out the video at MySpace. It’s well worth your time.
“King Rat” is off Modest Mouse’s No One’s First, and You’re Next EP.