Modest Mouse fans should have seen this one coming: Earlier this week, Pitchfork confirmed that Isaac Brock will be penning music for the Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, an animated series on the Cartoon Network. Just read this description of the series, and it should be pretty clear why Brock was attracted to the show: "Flapjack is a good-natured boy raised by a talking whale named Bubbie. He leads a peaceful life until the duo rescues a pirate by the name of Captain K'nuckles, who tells Flapjack of a place called Candied Island, which is made completely of candy."
I find this news unsurprising for a few reasons: Brock has included plenty of sea-themed imagery in his music--We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank and "Ocean Breathes Salty," come to mind--so it makes sense he'd consider a pirate cartoon one of his favorite shows. Plus, the band's videos for "Float On" and especially "King Rat" are both pretty cartoony. And finally, Brock's been in image rehab for years now (no more drugs, for example) and his band's been moving more and more to the mainstream. Working with a cartoon will only confirm his happy, healthy persona.