Timeless ties

Photos by Nick Tomecek

There is nothing like listening to “Dramamine.”

The first song on Modest Mouse’s “This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About” is a repeating mirage. It winds you into an instrument-driven album that, contrary to its name, gives you a lot to think about.

There is no doubt about it. The album is angst-y.

It’s angry. It’s sad. It’s confusing.

It’s everything you love and hate about the ‘90s folded neatly into catchy songs that steer you through emotions like a spiral staircase.

The dress may be business casual, but the way it ties in the front reminds me of everyone tying sweatshirts around their waists in the decade of alternative rock.

It’s a discrete way to bring the ’90s to work.

The blue album cover perfectly complements Love Culture’s light blue collared tie front dress. The dress has a lot going on, so I paired it with a classic pair of black pointed heels from Forever 21.

It’s a flattering look that will stay in style. I like to think the album will, too.

If you can listen to music at work, wear this dress and blast this record through your headphones. It will make you feel everything, so don’t do it unless you’re ready to relive the hard moments, too.

The stand-out drum performance that weaves you through each song and the cello entrances alone will make you enjoy this album. Don’t let the instruments fool you.

The lyrics are as perplexing and thought-provoking as they are in every other Modest Mouse album before and after.

The Outfit:

Dress - Love Culture

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Shoes - Forever 21

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The Record

"This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About" - Modest Mouse