May 30 2014
Modest Mouse originally brought us “Never Ending Math Equation” as a sup pop single in the late 90’s. In the year 2000 the song was added to their compilation album, Building Nothing out of Something. “Never Ending Math Equation” is simple in progression and intense in demeanor. With a strong lead guitar and a high energy level the song combines the chaotic with the melodic.
Sun Kil Moon takes on the lyrically pensive song with their own level of integrity and style. With an American Folk/Rock sound, “Never Ending Math Equation” tugs on an entirely different set of emotions in this cover. The stripped down acoustic version evokes a soft, soothing tone, encouraging listeners to dig a little deeper into the message embedded in the lyrics.