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Posted 2011/01/12 at 17:20 | By: Gregg | Tags: Jeremiah Green, Side Project

With Modest Mouse news being slow at the moment (i.e. non existent) and Jeremiah Green's World Gang releasing a new single in about a month, we thought it time to bring Jeremiah's side project list up to date.

The old site criminally neglected Jeremiah's body of work, focusing mainly on his projects with Red Stars Theory, Satisfact and Vells. We've done our best to try and add every single thing that he's worked on over the past 15-20 years, but with so much stuff out there, it's entirely possible we've missed something (For now they are still unfortunately missing 99% of the lyrics). If we have, let us know.

The interesting part about all his work, are the familiar names that keep appearing. So many seem to pop up on different projects, and even spill over to Modest Mouse at time. Jeremiah seems to have really established a kind of musical collective up in the Seattle Area, one where everyone seems only too happy to contribute to each other's projects.

So here is a brief attempt at trying to document that non-Modest-Mouse-related career that is Jeremiah Green's:

  • Peeved: Supposedly Jeremiah's first band, formed around 1992 with Tonie Palmasani, Jeff McCollough and Jason Talley. They would put out one album called Burden Of The Tiger (of which we can find little other info). Tonie, Jason and Jeremiah would go on to form Red Stars Theory with James Bertram (Lync, Built To Spill, 764-HERO).

  • Red Stars Theory: One of his longer projects, Jeremiah would drum on all seven of their releases, even providing a bit of guitar and vocals on one or two songs. They released a steady stream of work from 1995 to 2000, but have largely become defunct due to Jeremiah's hectic touring schedule with Modest Mouse. They would however, contribute a new song to Suicide Squeeze's 10 year anniversary compilation, Slaying Since 1996, in 2006.

  • Mocket: He would guest on the Matthew Steinke and Audrey Marrs Pearl Drop single in 1995. Produced by Calvin Johnson (Sad Sappy Sucker, The Fruit That Ate Itself) and Phil Ek (Night On The Sun Japanese EP) . Matthew Steinke would also be involved in Satisfact.

  • Satisfact: Label mates with Modest Mouse at the time of their first release, they would put out one album on UP Records, before releasing an EP and second album on K Records. Jeremiah would not be involved in their last album, The Third Meeting At The Third Counter and would be replaced by Dave Schneider (Lync, Love As Laughter).

  • Membranaphonics: Monitor Records would do their best to showcase different drummers on this 2001 compilation. Jeremiah would contribute a solo untitled track. Other drummers included Brendan Canty (Fugazi) and Simone Pace (Blonde Redhead).

  • Vells: Reportedly formed when Jeremiah quit Modest Mouse in 2003, he would be joined by Tristan Marcum, Mary Thinnes and Adam McCollom. To date they have released two albums, an EP (featuring artwork by Kevin Willis, who would later direct the music video for Satellite Skin) and a single, with their last release being in late 2007.

  • [[[[VVRSSNN]]]] (pronounced Version): Accompanied by Eric Judy and Calvin Johnson, they would contribute one track to this Adam Forkner project in 2003.

  • Plastiq Phantom: With Vells now on the imputor? label, Jeremiah would become more involved with one of the label's founders, Darren Weiner (Plastiq Phantom, Psychic Emperor, World Gang, backing vocals on Perpetual Motion Machine). Jeremiah would drum on Plastic Phantom's self titled album (artwork by Nando Costa, who would later direct the video for The Whale Song) and also get a song onto the Moog documentary's soundtrack.

  • Psychic Emperor: Darren Weiner would join Jeremiah, and Vells band mates Tristan Marcum and Mary Thinnes, to put out a self titled album in 2004. James Bertram would play bass on a few tracks. Jeremiah has not been involved in this project since their first album though, and it would seem that Psychic Emperor has become more a project for Darren and Tristan.

  • Graig Markel / The Animals At Night: In 2007 Jeremiah would guest on fellow Plastiq Phantom collaborator, Graig Markel's, solo album. The following year he would drum on one track of Graig's new band The Animals At Night. Both albums would feature tracks recorded in Jeremiah's basement.

  • World Gang: Teaming up once again with Darren Weiner, the two would release long ambient improvisational pieces in extremely limited quantities through imputor?. Their latest release, entitled Promise The Mixtape, is due out on February 14.

For more information on the above mentioned releases and projects, please explore Jeremiah Green's pages in the Discography section.

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