Subject to its own Pitchfork documentary, listed in numerous prestigious Best Albums Of The '90s lists, and destined to be rediscovered by continuous generations, "The Lonesome Crowded West" stands as the de facto Northwest indie rock record. Originally released in 1997, it not only helped shape the sound that came to be associated with the American Pacific Northwest, but across these sprawling, wide-open 15 songs, Modest Mouse helped refine what was possible for guitar music. As such, "The Lonesome Crowded West" has often been mimicked, but its open-hearted existentialism and manic ambition has rarely been matched. Now available on vinyl for the first time in over a decade. 2xLP includes digital download for MP3 version of this record.