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Posted 2015/07/01 at 11:34 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Video

Modest Mouse debuted a new music video this morning for "The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box" via NPR. We had earlier reported that the band was working on a video last month.

The video seems to follow the concept Isaac originally discussed for a "Pistol" video, but the band seems to have used the idea for this song instead.

The video was directed by Jorge Torres-Torres, the same director behind the "Lampshades on Fire" video, and also seems to feature at least one character from that video (The eyelash lady sings parts of the chorus). The video was shot in the Tillamook State Forest.

There also seems to be a little shout out to Game of Thrones. Watch below.

Source: First Watch: Modest Mouse Channels Westeros : NPR

Posted 2015/06/01 at 12:01 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, Rumours/Rumors, Video

New music video in the works

Courtesy of Sofia Flash's Instagram

Some images have shown up on the Instagram account of a Sofie Flash, who appears to have been an extra for a new Modest Mouse video that was being shot approximately 2 weeks ago.

The images seem to closely relate to the concept Isaac described in the BuzzFeed interview back in March, in which he mentioned he wanted to make a video in the Tillamook State Forest with Crispen Glover for "Pistol" (references to Glover seem to have been removed from that article now though).

Thanks to Dani for tracking these down. See more of Sofie Flash's photographs below.

At a modest mouse music video as a demon! #flashladyadventures

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I am a demon for Modest mouse music video!!!

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Behind the scenes of the music video. #musicvideo #bts #angelsanddemons #modestmouse #flashladyadventures

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Bts Modest mouse music video #demons #kabaki #modestmouse #angelsanddemons

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Bts music video shoot for Modest Mouse! #bts #modestmouse #flashladyadventures #awesomeday

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Bts ceremonial demons at the Modest Mouse music video. #modestmouse #darkangels

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Source: Sofia Flash (@sofieflash) Instagram photos and videos

Posted 2015/04/30 at 09:52 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Video

Watch Modest Mouse perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

With little warning yesterday, it was announced that Modest Mouse would be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live that night. The performance was in fact recorded the day before, where the band played a set of five songs. Only the performance of "The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box" was broadcast last night.

Watch the band perform below. They are now on their way to South Africa, for the first shows they will have played in that country. The tour then continues on May 23rd in the States, where Modest Mouse will headline the Sasquatch Music Festival.

Here's also a recording of "Wicked Campaign".

Posted 2015/04/20 at 11:04 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour, Video

Modest Mouse perform

Last week Modest Mouse reissued their Interstate 8 EP and Building Nothing out of Something compilation on vinyl. Both come out tomorrow on CD.

Last night in Ithica, NY, the band performed a track that appears on both of those albums: "Sleepwalking". The last time it was documented that this song was performed was in 1996 at Fletcher's in Baltimore, MD.

"Sleepwalking" is based on a Santo & Johnny's 1959 hit "Sleep Walk", with original lyrics then added by Modest Mouse. Watch the performance below (thanks to Norman McKenney), along with the Santo & Johnny original UPDATE: The videos have since been removed.

Posted 2015/03/24 at 23:51 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, TV Performance, Video

Watch Modest Mouse perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Modest Mouse's performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden was broadcast tonight. Watch them perform "Be Brave" below.

Posted 2015/03/20 at 08:52 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Video

Modest Mouse have revealed the music video for "Lampshades on Fire."

The video is hard to describe, featuring lots of quick shots of different scenes: sunburns, littering, smoking, Orange is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne, jumping around naked, actual lampshades on fire, and the band performing at that Athens, GA house party at the beginning of this month.

By the way, if anyone was at that house party, please get hold of us. We'd love to know what was actually performed.

The video was directed by Jorge Torres-Torres. Watch it below.

Posted 2015/03/18 at 10:04 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, TV Performance, Video

Modest Mouse perform

Courtesy of Jim Fairchild's Instagram

Modest Mouse ended off the day of Strangers to Ourselves' release by performing "Lampshades on Fire" on The Tonight Show Staring Jimmy Fallon.

It was the band's first talk show performance since 2009.

The band plays the Webster Hall in NY tonight and tomorrow. Stream last night's performance below.

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Posted 2015/02/02 at 12:16 | By: Gregg | Tags: Artwork, Modest Mouse, Video

Passenger

Shortly after we shared the video for Modest Mouse's Coyotes, some Portland natives commented on the age of the footage. It was mentioned that Portland's MAX rail system had changed slightly since the footage was filmed. Also, in the city scenes, that newer buildings now exist, or that shop facades are now different.

Jeff Hamada over at the art blog Booooooom, has been able to track down some interesting information regarding the video. Mainly that the director of the video is Matt Clarke, who also goes under the name of Houston.

Houston may ring a bell for some. It was under this name that Clarke created the art and design for Modest Mouse's fourth album Good News For People Who Love Bad News. Clarke used to run a gallery in the Seattle's Capital Hill district, but apparently this has since closed down, and he has relocated to Portland.

In 2009 it appears that Clarke directed a short film inspired by the true story of a wild coyote that rode Portland's MAX light rail train in 2002. Sound familiar? The short film was entitled Passenger, and was screened at the Projections film festival at the Roberts & Tilton gallery in Los Angeles in February 2010.

While the full short film doesn't appear to be available online, it would appear that Clarke edited his short film to be used for the Coyotes music video, which would now explain the age of the footage.

Booooooom also reports that Clarke has again been selected to handle all art direction for Strangers to Ourselves and its singles.

Watch the trailer for Passenger below, and find additional examples of his work over at Booooooom and Clarke's website.

Source: Music Video: Modest Mouse "Coyotes" - BOOOOOOOM!

Posted 2015/01/19 at 09:23 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, New Material, Release, Studio, Video

Modest Mouse premiere

UPDATE: Whiplash Merchandising has informed us that they are now out of the 7".

What started with a bit of Amazon/iTunes sleuthing earlier last week by members of the community, and was followed by a seemingly random image on Modest Mouse's Instagram this past Friday, finally has meaning.

Today the band is sharing a new track and its video with their fans. That track is "Coyotes", a song which saw its live debut in May of last year at the Beacham Theater in Orlando, and has since been performed to our knowledge another 5 times.

The video is inspired by the true story of a coyote that rode Portland's MAX light rail train in 2002.

The "Coyotes" digital download is available at all online retailers starting tomorrow, January 20, and is also an instant download with digital pre-orders of Strangers to Ourselves at iTunes.

The band has also informed us that the first 2,500 vinyl pre-orders of the new LP from glacialpace.com will receive a complimentary copy of the limited "Lampshades On Fire" / "Coyotes" 7".

The 7" will also be available free with all vinyl pre-orders of Strangers to Ourselves at select retailers also on Tuesday, January 20th. The 7" will not be for individual sale.

Finally, if you pre-ordered the Strangers to Ourselves vinyl from glacialpace.com before January 19th, your order will automatically contain the "Lampshades On Fire" / "Coyotes" 7". "Strangers to Ourselves" will be released through Epic on March 3rd.

Watch the video below:

Posted 2014/12/13 at 15:47 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Video

KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Webcast

It has been announced that both nights of this weekend's KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas will be live streamed.

Modest Mouse will be performing at 6:50pm Pacific Time. It looks like their set will only be about 30 mins long.

Should you not be able to catch it, the organizers are saying that the webcast will be available for 24 hours after broadcast.

This may be Modest Mouse's last performance for the year, although every time we say that they announce more dates.

Source: 25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Webcast The World Famous KROQ

Posted 2014/11/07 at 11:42 | By: Gregg | Tags: Glacial Pace Recordings, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, Pat Graham, Release, Tour, Video

October / November News Roundup

It's been a busy period over on our end, and little bits of news have been creeping in all over, here's a roundup of news from the past few weeks.

Pat Graham's book came out a month ago today. If you haven't grabbed a copy yet, I strongly suggest it. I was able to go through it in detail a week ago and there are a lot amazing photographs as always, and some great behind the scenes stories of those early touring days.

Then there was the long awaited reissue of both This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About and The Lonesome Crowded West, these last two weeks. Along with the two 7"s that were released along side them, it allows us to attach studio sessions to these old songs. Although the White Lies, Yellow Teeth 7" also states what is perceived to be a typo of late 1996 when the album came out in April of that year. Can anyone actually remember if Long Drive was released April 1996?

The Vinyl reissues also seemed to get a number of limited coloured wax versions. Check the board for images and word on if any of these retailers are still selling copies.

Pitchfork.com reviewed both reissues and gave them a 8.5 and a 10 respectively. I wonder what's changed since that 6.8 in 1996...

Modest Mouse hit the stage again tonight in Houston, TX, followed by a performance tomorrow in Austin, as part of Fun Fun Fun Fest. These are to date, the last performances scheduled for the year.

Lastly, Isaac lent support to Bob Dingethal, earlier this week.

Posted 2014/07/18 at 16:19 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, New Material, Video

Pistol live video

For those of you that don't follow us on Facebook or Twitter, Modest Mouse debuted a new song the other night in Columbus, OH called "Pistol".

Here's some video from the third performance of the song in Missoula, MT, which is a bit cleaner in terms of audio from the version Columbus.

Lastly, we'll be at tonight's show in Seattle, WA attempting to live tweet the setlist, so follow us on Twitter @Interstate_8.

Posted 2013/04/12 at 15:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Tour, Video

UPDATE: Modest Mouse's Coachella set to be streamed

While it originally looked like Modest Mouse set was not going to be included in the list of acts Coachella would be streaming tonight, an 11th hour campaign organized by board member jplan74 seems to have changed the festival organizers minds.

Modest Mouse's set tonight will be streamed, just not live. The band's set will be shown on Channel 2 of the Coachella YouTube stream at 9pm Pacific Time tonight.

Thanks to all that helped out.

Source: coachella - YouTube

Posted 2013/04/12 at 09:46 | By: Gregg | Tags: Eric Judy, Festival, Joe Plummer, Live, Modest Mouse, New Material, Tour, Video

New material from Oakland

Modest Mouse performed their first show for 2013 in Oakland, California two nights ago. In case you missed the set list when we posted it that night, it was reported that two new songs were performed.

The titles for these two tracks have now been confirmed as Be Brave and Shit In Your Cut. Rough video of both songs has also made it's way onto YouTube and posted below. Interestingly, no other "new" material from the past two years was performed.

Eric Judy has still not surfaced, and despite not having any conflicting dates with The Shins, Joe Plummer also did not perform. Both positions, to our knowledge are still being filled in by Russell Higbee (formally of Man Man) and Modest Mouse drum tech Davey Brozowsky. Lisa Molinaro from Talkdemonic also played violin on some songs, as she has in the past year.

Tonight the band plays the main stage at Coachella. And while it was originally reported that the set might be streamed, it seems like Modest Mouse's set is one of the few that will not be. Should that change, I'm sure it will be updated here.

Be Brave

Shit In Your Cut

Thanks to TinyLaugh and McWeird007 for the set list updates and the names of the new songs.

Source: www.interstate-8.com • View topic - names of the new songs played last night...

Posted 2012/06/18 at 00:40 | By: Gregg | Tags: Dann Gallucci, Eric Judy, Interview, Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, Modest Mouse, Pat Graham, Video

Pitchfork.tv's The Lonesome Crowded West Film

Pitchfork.tv has, as promised, uploaded their full film looking back at Modest Mouse's 1997 album The Lonesome Crowded West.

The 45 minute film, spends a brief time detailing the bands earlier years before the release of their second album, and then spends the rest focusing on some core songs off the album. Along with stories from the band members themselves, there are also tales from Dann Gallucci, Calvin Johnson, Phil Ek and Pat Graham.

Most of the footage is taken from the original "Untitled" documentary, interspersed with a lot of Pat's photography.

It's a nice walk down memory lane, looking back at an album that is now 15 years old. Hearing tales about songs, and their live and recording history.

Watch the full film below.

Source: Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West: Entire Film | Pitchfork Classic | Pitchfork.tv

Posted 2012/06/14 at 00:25 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Modest Mouse, Video

The Lonesome Crowded West revisited

As was mentioned back in March, Pitchfork has been working on a documentary on Modest Mouse's 1997 album, The Lonesome Crowded West.

They've just put up a short trailer for it, along with the message that it will be debuting on June 18th. Catch the trailer below.

Source: Modest Mouse: The Lonesome Crowded West Teaser | Pitchfork Classic | Pitchfork.tv

Posted 2012/05/21 at 09:10 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, New Material, Video

Video of new material from the Frost Revival festival

Video has surfaced from this past Saturday's performance at the Frost Revival festival in Palo Alto, CA of two new Modest Mouse songs.

The first is titled "Ansel", and isn't as new, as it was first performed earlier this year on 2012/01/25 at The Warfield in San Francisco. Back then it was given the unofficial fan title of "Mexico".

The second to our knowledge is a debut, and its title is "Heart Of Mine".

This brings the total new song count to five.

Thanks to Corey F and Bryan B for snagging a set list and clearing up all the new titles, Matt H for bring the video to our attention, and MrRosenthalification for taping.

Posted 2012/03/02 at 11:45 | By: Gregg | Tags: Jim Fairchild, Modest Mouse, Rumours/Rumors, Video

Possible Modest Mouse documentary in the works? / Jim Fairchild touring with Grandaddy

Today's two stories are brought to us courtesy of Pitchfork Media.

The first is a brief posting in their new feature Inbox, where Pitchfork's writers and editors field reader emails.

Nik Kapetanakis writes in under the subject "Desperately Seeking Modest Mouse", asking if it would be possible to do an in-depth interview with Modest Mouse. Pitchfork writes back with a semi cryptic response, that if you like the band, and you liked the documentary Pitchfork.tv did for the Flaming Lips' album The Soft Bulletin, that something related may be appearing in the near future. This leads to the possibility that Pitchfork.tv may be doing a piece focusing on a Modest Mouse album.

It would be super awesome if you guys did an in-depth video interview with Modest Mouse-- I am a huge fan, so pardon my maybe-far-fetched suggestion. --Nik Kapetanakis

We don't want to give too much away just yet, but if you like Modest Mouse and you liked our recent Pitchfork.tv documentary on the Flaming Lips' The Soft Bulletin, you'll probably be into another video piece we've got on the way...

The second article, mentions that Jim Fairchild's former band, Grandaddy, are reuniting for some shows this year. The only one set in stone at the moment is on September 2 at Dorset, England's End of the Road Festival.

While this is more than likely a temporary arrangement, it could potentially overlap with any future Modest Mouse tour dates, if any are planned for later in the year. Not that that would probably affect anything, as Modest Mouse is pretty good with swapping out members temporarily. Jim has also stated in the past, that he doesn't seem to be too involved in the recording process, if the band happens to be recording at the time... who knows, all speculation really.

Source: Grandaddy Reunite for Shows | News | Pitchfork

Posted 2011/11/07 at 10:45 | By: Gregg | Tags: Joe Plummer, Side Project, Tour, Video

Watch the new video for Mister Heavenly's Bronx Sniper

Joe Plumer's side project, Mister Heavenly, has a video out for Bronx Sniper, a track off their recently released album, Out Of Love.

The video was directed by Corey Adams and Alex Craig, features quite a bit of mayhem, and is worth the watch.

Mister Heavenly has also updated their tour schedule. See them live at one of the dates below.

Board admin, MajinTrunx, also points out that these dates conflict with the upcoming Modest Mouse dates in Texas and Brazil. Meaning that Joe most likely not be performing on those dates, and that drum duties will be performed soley by Jeremiah, unless Modest Mouse get someone in to temporarily replace Joe.

11-04 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
11-05 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
11-06 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
11-07 Charleston, SC - Tin Roof
11-08 St. Augustine, FL - Café Eleven
11-09 Orlando, FL - Back Booth
11-10 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11-11 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's
11-12 St. Louis, MO - Firebird
11-13 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
11-14 Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
11-15 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
11-16 Toronto, Ontario - Great Hall
11-17 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore
11-18 Milford, CT - Daniel Street
11-19 Boston, MA - Museum of Fine Arts
11-20 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
11-30 Ghent, Belgium - Charlatan
12-01 Rennes, France - Transmusicales
12-02 Paris, France - L’International
12-03 Lille, France - La Peniche
12-04 Koln, Germany - Gebaude 9
12-05 Hamburg, Germany - Molotow
12-06 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
12-08 Berlin, Germany - Privatclub
12-09 Munich, Germany - Atomic Cafe
12-10 Dijon, France - Generiq Hotel de Vogue
12-12 London, England - Cargo

Inside the home of Isaac Brock and Glacial Pace, plus a new song

Isaac Brock's house (and Glacial Pace headquarters) are featured in Season II, Episode 5 of "Don't Move Here".

Isaac gives a tour of his home/studio, discusses his love of taxidermy, some home renovation tips, the bands that he's signing to Glacial Pace, and how the label came to be.

The episode ends with a short, partial performance from Modest Mouse, that features an as of yet, unreleased song. No mention though if this song is old or a new one being worked on for an upcoming album. Hopefully more will be cleared up when the band starts their short tour next month, should this song make its way onto set lists.

Source: Don't Move Here, Season II | Ep #5 | Isaac Brock + Glacial Pace | Wieden+Kennedy Entertainment

Posted 2011/01/04 at 23:03 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, Video

Fly Trapped In A Jar: Behind the scenes

All images courtesy of The Saline Project.

As most of you now know, back in March 2008, New York collective The Saline Project released a music video for Modest Mouse's Fly Trapped In A Jar.

At the time we described the release as "silent," mainly because no one in the community had any heads up this was coming, nor had it received any prior publicity from the band or their label. The video would be taken down shortly after, but not before being distributed amongst Modest Mouse fans, and nothing more would be said about it for almost three years.

Director/Artist Adam Toht (who also apparently lent his features to the alien in the video) was kind enough to take some time to write to us and share some details on the making of the video, and tell us what exactly went wrong.

As huge fans of Modest Mouse we were ecstatic to be offered the chance to make a video for one of the tracks from We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.

For "Fly Trapped in a Jar" we kept seeing a band of identical extraterrestrials led by Isaac's alien counterpart. We loved this idea of creating a single-shot video set in a bright, tweaked take on a Seussian world. We saw Fly Trapped in a Jar as more of a performance than a standard music video, so we wrote it, pitched it and were awarded the job.

Because we had a minimal budget, we piggybacked our green screen shoot with Isaac onto another shoot Modest Mouse were doing at the time. We mocked up an alien outfit so that Isaac could play with the character and the alien's body type. It was a fun, super short shoot and we brought the footage back to New York and began what we thought would be a relatively normal post process. We shot the backup band, with their performances taking cues from Isaac's, and began building out the candy-colored world and its inhabitants. That's when we began to realize how time-consuming the process was going to be.

A full five minutes of animation equals about 7000 frames of animation for each of 25 different dancing, instrument-playing, face-making little dudes. It was an insane undertaking. Even worse, as great as the individual character tests looked to us, the label and the band, once put in a single frame, our painstakingly animated little guys seemed to cancel each other out onscreen.

It was like a black hole, the more work we put in, the more the video seemed to be sucking the life out of itself. So we asked for more time and put in what ended up being a few more months of work, only to submit a locked off camera version that everyone hated. It was brutal. So other jobs came in and we switched off between these projects and endless iterations of Fly Trapped in a Jar.

As frustrating as all of this was, we knew there had to be a great video in there. All the individual elements, the song, Isaac's performance, and our beloved aliens, were each too killer to result in something boring and static. Finally, with a version that seemed like a better video (we may have been losing a little perspective), we knew we had to put the project to bed. We re-submitted it to the label and... heard nothing.

Weeks went by, and as Adam explains, a small lapse in judgment would see the project shelved.

And that's when we did a really stupid thing.

We posted a version of Fly Trapped in a Jar to our site. We were up for several jobs with a similar aesthetic and salineproject.com serves as our main portfolio. And before we rubbed two brain-cells together and realized the kind of impact any new Modest Mouse video naturally has, Fly Trapped in a Jar was all over the web. Pitchfork posted it, bloggers blogged it, Rolling Stone wrote it up... and our production company called us to say that the record label was (rightfully) furious and wanted the video pulled immediately.

That was one of the shittiest days our group has ever had. We apologized our asses off to Isaac, the record label and our reps, and wiped the video from the web as fast as we could.

And then Fly Trapped in a Jar was sat on a shelf for over two years.

And then we decided this wasn't going to fly. And we opened up the project again and started working on the video again.

(Because we are crazy.)

And it got really good.

And years after the early version was leaked we got in touch with Isaac and talked about the possibility of releasing the video again, and Isaac was totally down and loved the idea that this was more of a short film, more of an "An Alien Musical," and Fly Trapped in a Jar was officially released!

The completed video was finally released in December 2010, and Adam, his producer/artist/brother Ben, and the other members of The Saline Project seem to be really ecstatic with their finished project.

Amazingly, it resulted in one of the best things we've ever done. People love this thing; people hate this thing. We love it and are so grateful that we had a chance to make and (finally!) release it.

To view the completed video, check out the song's page or watch it on The Saline Project's website.

Posted 2010/12/06 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Fly Trapped In A Jar video officially released

The Saline Project were finally able to upload the music video, now titled "An Alien Musical," to their website this weekend, almost three years after it first started doing the rounds on Youtube.

We are still hoping to get some insight as to what resulted in the delay, but in the meantime if you haven't seen the video yet, head on over to their site.

Source: http://www.salineproject.com

Posted 2010/10/28 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

The Fly Trapped In A Jar video finally gets an official release

For those of you who don't remember, back in March of 2008, The Saline Project released a music video for Fly Trapped In A Jar.

The video was taken down shortly afterwards, for which reasons were never given. Currently their client page for Modest Mouse, only features a screen shot for the video (The band's name isn't even mentioned) and a message stating:
This is one of our favorite videos we've ever created that unfortunately we cannot show. Lame. It's really fun and beautiful and at some point we'll maybe be able to present an altered version. Ah well, drama...
According to The Saline Project's Twitter feed though, that day might soon be here, almost three years later:
Oh yeah. Excellent news: the project we did for Modest Mouse we can finally put out. So So frickin pleased round here
We're glad to hear that whatever drama was involved seems to be straightened out.

Source: https://twitter.com/SalineProject/status/25063928845

Posted 2010/10/04 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Behind the scenes of The Whale Song

Director Nando Costa has uploaded a video of some behind the scenes footage of The Whale Song.

Source: http://vimeo.com/15442231

Posted 2010/09/07 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Tour, Video

Live from Into The Great Wide Open

Watch Modest Mouse's entire set from the Into The Great Wide Open festival in Vlieland, NL on September 5.

Source: http://3voor12.vpro.nl/tv/#/42393647/43913868/0

Posted 2010/08/30 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Press Release for The Whale Song

An interesting read, along with production stills, on the making and effects used in The Whale Song.

Source: http://archive.nandocosta.com/115923/-Whale-Song-for-Modest-Mouse

Posted 2010/03/07 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Dann Gallucci, Isaac Brock, Video

Manifest Equality Art Show

It appears that Isaac Brock performed solo last night at the Manifest Equality art show in Hollywood, CA. Isaac wasn't originally listen on the bill of artists, so it's unclear if he performed an entire set, or joined someone else for theirs. If anyone has anymore information on what was performed, etc, please let us know. Video of Breakthrough after the jump.

UPDATE: It appears Isaac joined Sea Wolf for their set, so Breakthrough may have been the only Modest Mouse song performed.

UPDATE: Isaac performed a full set. Check out the set list here.

Thanks to Steve, Corei and carlpocket for the info.
Posted 2009/09/13 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

The Whale Song gets a music video

Stills from a new video created for The Whale Song by Bent Image Lab have been uploaded to the company's Flickr account. The video was directed by Brazilian Director Nando Costa. There was a link to the video, but it's now been password protected. The video's concept is described as:
After entering his personal sanctuary, an artist is presented with a hand-crafted drawing tool that assists him in materializing his mental impressions. The machine discharges his thoughts as an endless web of yarn that guides him through his physical thoughts. The story progresses to reveal that he is divided between two worlds, one of dull reality and the second of warped memories. In the process of finding a way out of his consciousness, he is trapped between the two competing spaces, which eventually inflict lethal damage, acting as metaphors to self-destruction.
UPDATE: It's been uploaded to YouTube, if you haven't already seen it.

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bentimagelab/sets/72157622118153273/

Posted 2009/08/04 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

King Rat video

The animated video created by Heath Ledger for King Rat is available for viewing on the band's MySpace page.

However the video does not seem to be available for countries outside of the US, so it might be better to catch it on THE MASSES website. Thanks to mm_2108 for the alternative link.

Source: http://www.wearethemasses.com/videos/modest-mouse-king-rat

Posted 2009/08/03 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Ledger video to debut

The animated music video Heath Ledger created for King Rat will make it's debut on August 4 via MySpace.

The video was unfinished when Ledger passed away in January 2008, but has now been completed by THE MASSES, a film and music company which he was a partner in. Thanks to Matt H for the source.

Source: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=4341225&blogId=503656804

Posted 2009/05/22 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Satellite Skin Video available on iTunes

The music video for Modest Mouse's latest single is now available for download from iTunes for $1.99. Thanks to Corei for the tip.

Source: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewVideo?id=316465520&s=143441

Posted 2009/05/15 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Satellite Skin Video

The Satellite Skin video is now streaming on Modest Mouse's MySpace. Watch it after the jump.

Source: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=57361505

Posted 2009/05/11 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release, Video

More Satellite Skin details

The 7" will be limited to 4000 copies, but will also be released via iTunes. A clip from the video will be on MySpace on May 15.

Source: http://pitchfork.com/news/35293-new-modest-mouse-single-out-soon/

Posted 2009/03/18 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material, Release, TV Performance, Video

Satellite Skin Single

Modest Mouse's performance of Satellite Skin on the Late Show with David Letterman was broadcast tonight. Check out the single's artwork and a video of the performance after the jump. Thanks to jsreid for the screen capture and the video.
Posted 2009/03/17 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Rumours/Rumors, Video

Heath Ledger video to surface?

Remember back in April 2007 Isaac mentioned in an interview that Heath Ledger wanted to make a music video for King Rat with the help of Terry Gilliam?

Well a lot of things have happened since then. Primarily the sad passing of Heath Ledger in January 2008 and secondly, no word from the band if it was even happening.

Last week Pitchfork ran an article recapping the story and stating that "The status of the "King Rat" video is currently unknown."

Spin ran a similar article the following day however, stating that "No specific date has been set for the release, which is expected to happen soon."

I didn't put much stock into this at first, figuring that the one was merely misquoting the other. But as of this morning www.modestmousemusic.com is now linking to the Spin article... does this mean there's a chance that the video will surface?

In other news, the early August release date for the new EP now appears to be August 4.

Source: http://guttersnipemedia.wordpress.com/2009/03/13/cmw-update-new-modest-mouse/

Posted 2009/03/17 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Kevin Willis video

The video being directed by Kevin Willis that we reported on earlier this month, turns out to be for Satellite Skin. Thanks for reminding me Buzman429.
Posted 2009/03/01 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

New Video in the Works

A bit of news that seems to have flown under the radar... Modest Mouse has been working on a new music video since January with director Kevin Willis. Willis's resume includes work with Tool and some of his art has been used by Jeremiah Green's side project Vells. No word yet on what song the video is for, but some photos can be found on 3D artist Meats Meier's website (Just scroll down the page).

Source: http://www.3dartspace.com/

Posted 2008/03/15 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Fly Trapped In A Jar Video

The Saline Project silently released Modest Mouse's latest video for "Fly Trapped In A Jar" yesterday. View it in the Media Section.
Posted 2007/12/07 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Tour, Video

Sunday's show to be Webcast

AT&T will be Webcasting Sunday's show live from the Gibson Amphitheatre as part of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas 2007. Please refer to their site for times and more details.

Source: http://attblueroom.com/music/events/kroq.php

Posted 2007/10/10 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Johnny Marr, Video

Modest Mouse AOL Sessions

The band did a short set on 2007/09/18 as part of AOL Sessions, performing "Broke," "Little Motel," "The View" and "We've Got Everything." Video of the set and the Q&A with Isaac and Johnny has noew been uploaded to their site. Thanks to Kelly at AOL Music for informing us.

Source: http://music.aol.com/sessions/modest-mouse-sessions/637

Posted 2007/08/07 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: TV Performance, Video

Modest Mouse on Conan and Missed The Boat videos

A reminder that Modest Mouse will be performing on Late Night With Conan O'Brien tonight. They are scheduled to perform "Missed The Boat." Epic has also released 2 videos for "Missed The Boat," the first one appears to be a compilation of submissions from the green screen contest. The other is the complete video for the Walter Robot version (www.walterrobot.com), the submission that won the contest. Both videos can be viewed on Sony BMG's website.

Source: http://musicbox.sonybmg.com/video/modest_mouse/missed_the_boat

Posted 2007/04/23 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

www.modestmousemusic.com is offering another green screen contest, this time for "Missed The Boat." As with the previous one, green screen footage can be downloaded from their site and used to make a video for the band. They are also stating that a similar contest for "Fire It Up" is also planned for the near future. Thanks to Jacquelyn for the info.

Source: http://modestmousemusic.com/video/

Posted 2007/04/23 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Eric Judy has stated that "Missed The Boat" will be the 2nd single from "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank." The video is to be directed by Christopher Mills, the same guy that was behind the "Float On" video, as well as videos for Interpol's "PDA" and The Secret Machines' "The Road Leads Where It's Led."

Source: http://www.videostatic.com/vs/2007/week15/index.html#entry-32771898

Posted 2007/04/12 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Modest Mouse and MTVU have announced a contest to create a music video for "We've Got Everything." MTVU has green screen footage of the band available for download from their site that can be used in the video. The first place prize includes the video premiering on MTVU and a Sony HDR-HC5 High Definition Mini DV 2.1MP Handycam Camcorder. Thanks to Drew and Jessica for sending in this news.

Source: http://www.bestfilmoncampus.com/contests/modestmouse/default.aspx

Posted 2007/02/26 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Dashboard music video now online

The music video for "Dashboard" debuted today and can now also be watched online at MTVU. [Link]

UPDATE: The video can now also be watched in the Media section, courtesy of YouTube.

Source: http://www.mtvu.com/music/video_premiere/modest_mouse/

Posted 2007/02/22 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Dashboard music video premiere

The music video for Dashboard will make it's first appearence on MTV2 and MTVU on February 26th. It will be broadcast at 6am on MTV2 (No idea what time zone) and will then repeat at the top of each hour, and will also be shown once an hour on MTVU. Thanks to Jacquelyn for the info.
Posted 2007/01/16 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

Behind the scenes of the Dashboard video shoot

A short, 12 second clip of what appears to be behind the scenes footage of the Dashboard video shoot has been posted on YouTube.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qc7v9sdWCY

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