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Listen to Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock cover “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”

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Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock has released a cover of the Motown classic “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.”

The rendition was recorded for the soundtrack to a new documentary called Claydream, which tells the story of Will Vinton, the so-called “Father of Claymation.”

As for what all these things have to do with each other, Vinton created The California Raisins, a group of anthropomorphic dried grapes that revitalized “I Heard It Through the Grape Vine” in the ’80s by singing it in a series of popular commercials. The ’80s! What a time!

Brock’s cover is streaming now via Soundcloud and you can also hear it in the Claydream trailer. The doc opens in New York City this Friday.

Modest Mouse, meanwhile, released their latest album, The Golden Casket, in 2021. They launch a North American tour August 19 with a hometown show in Portland.

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