If you still don't think that Modest Mouse is one of the best "indie" bands in existence, then Building Nothing Out Of Something should convert you. A surprisingly cohesive collection of 7"'s, compilation tracks, and the like, this album showcases Isacc and co. at their most vunerable and beautiful. "Interstate 8" contains beautiful interplay between Isacc Brock's and Nicole Johnson's vocals, "Baby Blue Sedan" is an incredibly moving track that should have been included on The Lonesome Crowded West, and "A Life Of Artic Sounds" is all frustration. The highlight for me, however, is the surreal and beautiful "Workin' On Leavin' The Livin'," a sort-of cover of Eraserhead's "Lady In The Radiator Song." Every Modest Mouse fans needs to hear this song; it's truly incredible. Anyway, even though this a compilation of MM work, it would serve as a great introduction to the band. Highly recommended.