The cover of the remastered version of 'The Moon & Antarctica' is shown below.
Notice how the letters are overlaid on the art. The part of the cover representing the moon has the writing "use the moon &" overlaid.
Consider the shape of the ampersand symbol and how it may be used as a representation of the moon's orbit and sacred geometry.
The next release by Modest Mouse was "Good News for People Who Love Bad News" (April 6, 2004).
"Good News for People Who Love Bad News" was released on the date which leaves 269 days left in the year.
Combining the ordinal (202) and full reduction (67) of the phrase, "leave out the bad news" equals 269.
202 + 67 = 269
269 is the 57th prime number:
Using the most basic cypher (ordinal), "Moon" = 57.
"use the moon" = 135 (ordinal), 45 (full reduction)
From the release of "Good News for People Who Love Bad News" to the Indian Ocean earthquake (December 26, 2004) is 264 days.
264 − 135 = 129 [The reflection of September 21 (9/21), the 264th day of the year]
264 − 45 = 219 [September 21, the 264th day of the year can be written 21/9]
Recall how the ampersand symbol (&) was used on the cover of the remastered version of "The Moon & Antarctica" as a representation of the moon's orbit and sacred geometry. The only cypher which assigns a value to the ampersand symbol is Jewish ordinal based on the original Latin alphabetic order.
Leaving out the "Bad News" in the album's title and substituting "use the moon &" gives:
"Good News for People Who Love; use the moon &"
"Good News for People Who Love; use the moon &" = 462 (Jewish Ordinal)
Transposing the date: From September 21, 2003 (the 264th day of the year) to the Indian Ocean earthquake is 462 days.
Modest Mouse's two major label releases prior to 9/11 were "The Lonesome Crowded West" (November 18, 1997) and "The Moon & Antarctica" (June 13, 2000).
The Lonesome Crowded West was released 199 weeks prior to 9/11.
The Moon & Antarctica was released 65 weeks prior to 9/11.
199 + 65 = 264
Finally, consider themes related to the moon, it's effect on tidal waves and being submerged in water on songs '3rd Planet', 'Gravity Rides Everything' and 'Float On'.
The official music video for the song 'Float On' (posted on Modest Mouse's VEVO). Note the exact time (2:35) this shot of the night's sky appears.
To understand some of the underlying significance of the number 235, read Zachary K. Hubbard's decode of the film 'The Signal'.
The film, curiously enough was released on the 14th anniversary of the original release date (June 13, 2000) of The Moon & Antarctica.
The number 18.104.22.168 shown in the film: