Here's something that's been on our radar for a few months, but has slipped through the gaps while we've been trying to get more information.
Eric Judy has a new project called RudyWaltz with Robin Perringer and Mat Brooke. Perringer and Brooke were both in the band Carissa's Wierd and Band of Horses, although not at the same time for the latter. Perringer was then in 764-Hero and had a brief sting as Modest Mouse's touring guitarist. Brooke started Grand Archives.
The band has put out some demos, and has played a handful of shows in Seattle, WA over the past few months. Listen below.
In other collaboration news, Isaac Brock has contributed backing vocals to the song "Beautiful You" on Mark Kozelek's new album Jesu/Sun Kil Moon (itself a collaboration with Kozelek's Sun Kil Moon and Justin Broadrick's Jesu). The album was released this past Thursday. Sun Kil Moon recorded an album of Modest Mouse covers back in 2005.