Satellite Skin

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"Satellite Skin"
Single by Modest Mouse
Released May 26, 2009
Format Vinyl
Genre Indie rock
Length 4:01
Label Epic
Producer(s) Dennis Herring
Modest Mouse singles chronology
"Little Motel"
"Satellite Skin"
"Autumn Beds"
No One's First and You're Next track listing
  1. "Satellite Skin"
  2. "Guilty Cocker Spaniels"
  3. "Autumn Beds"
  4. "The Whale Song"
  5. "Perpetual Motion Machine"
  6. "History Sticks to Your Feet"
  7. "King Rat"
  8. "I've Got It All (Most)"

"Satellite Skin" is a single released by indie rock band Modest Mouse. It is the first single from their EP, No One's First and You're Next.

The song was originally slated for an April 18, 2009 released date, but was pushed back to May 26, 2009 because Isaac Brock didn't like the color of the vinyl, as it wasn't the right shade of orange. The vinyl is limited to 4000 hand numbered copies.[1]

Music video[edit]

The surreal music video for "Satellite Skin" was directed by Kevin Willis.[2] Willis is known for his frequent involvement as co-producer in the music videos of alternative metal band Tool.[3] The video includes stop-motion animation, namely portraying "birdhouse creatures". The creatures are involved in a forest ritual where eggs from inside the houses are hatched. The video debuted on MySpace on May 15.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Isaac Brock, all music composed by Modest Mouse.

No. Title Length
1. "Satellite Skin"   4:01
2. "Guilty Cocker Spaniels"   4:00


Side A: "Satellite Skin"

Side B: "Guilty Cocker Spaniels"


  1. ^ "Maybe he wanted it to be a shade of "Portland Orange"". 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Modest Mouse to Release Heath Ledger Video". Spin. 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Kevin Willis Art Opening". September 2003. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  4. ^ "‘Satellite Skin’ 7" single on May 26th". 2009-05-11. Retrieved 2009-05-14.