Sharpen Your Teeth
(Modest Mouse, Califone, Black Heart Procession)
Sub Pop 70552
Released on May 21, 2002
Ugly Casanova is otherwise known as the solo project/alter-ego of Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse). The songs on the long-awaited album, Sharpen Your Teeth, are performed by Mr. Brock and Brian Deck, as well as John Orth, Tim Rutili (Red Red Meat, Califone), Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), and a handful of like-minded collaborators. Ugly Casanova is the persona based on Edgar Graham, a man who approched Modest Mouse at a show, displaying a gentle if not slightly unnerving, mental instability that endeared him to the band.