A Life of Arctic Sounds

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"A Life of Arctic Sounds"
Single by Modest Mouse
from the album Building Nothing Out of Something
Released March 26, 1996
Format 7" Vinyl
Recorded 1996
Genre Indie rock
Length 7:30
Label Suicide Squeeze S003
Writer(s) Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, Eric Judy
Producer(s) Steve Wold
Modest Mouse singles chronology
"A Life of Arctic Sounds"
"Birds vs. Worms"

"A Life of Arctic Sounds" is a 1996 single by Modest Mouse. The 7" was pressed on several different colors of vinyl, with the A side running at 45 RPM and the B side at 33 RPM. Both sides indicated the band name beneath the song titles even though they are also at the top of the record label. The single was released in red and black vinyl in unknown quantities, and on pale blue vinyl in a limited quantity of 328. A white version remained in print until 2010. Suicide Squeeze Records then began manufacturing a clear version.[1]

Both songs later appeared on the Building Nothing Out of Something compilation album and were left otherwise unreleased.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Life of Arctic Sounds" – 2:29 (45 RPM)
  2. "Medication" – 5:01 (33 RPM)



  1. ^ "Vinyl editions". 
  2. ^ Cover Notes
  3. ^ Record Label Notes