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Posted 2016/05/16 at 12:47 | By: Gregg | Tags: Artwork, Glacial Pace Recordings, Modest Mouse, Release

Night On The Sun EP reissue

Glacial Pace has announced that they are reissuing the 1999, Japanese only, Night On The Sun EP. The EP should not be confused with the slightly more common Night On The Sun 12".

As mentioned, the EP was originally only released in Japan during Modest Mouse's 1999 tour, only on CD, and limited to 700 copies. The reissue will be released on both CD and vinyl. It also seems that it will feature slightly altered artwork.

The 6 track EP is available now for pre-order, with shipping/delivery occurring closer to the July 29th release date.

In other reissue news, it has also been announced that a 12" test pressing of the Whenever You See Fit reissue, has been donated for a charity auction to Studio for Schools. A non profit organization that seeks to design and build music and film production studios in low-income schools. Find out more about the auction and the charity here.

Source: Modest Mouse "Night On The Sun" EP Re-Issue – Glacial Pace Recordings

Posted 2016/04/27 at 17:04 | By: Gregg | Tags: Artwork, Modest Mouse, Release

Whenever You See Fit reissue

As part of their 20th anniversary celebratory series, Suicide Squeeze is reissuing the 1998 collaboration between Modest Mouse and 764-HERO, Whenever You See Fit.

The track list of the single is remaining the same, however the artwork has been slightly updated by designer Jesse LeDoux. The 12" will also be released on half blue and half yellow wax, and will be limited to 1000 copies. Pre-orders will ship on June 24, 2016.

Source: Modest Mouse // 764-Hero - Whenever You See Fit - Suicide Squeeze

Posted 2015/03/14 at 19:47 | By: Gregg | Tags: Artwork, Modest Mouse, New Material, Release, Rumours/Rumors

Another record store may have jumped the gun on a release. Copies of a 7" single for The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box have started turning up on eBay today. As of typing this up, it doesn't seem to be found anywhere else. The b-side for this release is "The Best Room." The artwork appear to resemble a satellite photo of this Las Vegas Desert Housing Block shot by Alex MacLean, whose photo was used for the Lampshades on Fire single.

No word yet on what the official street date of this item is, but it could be to coincide with the release of Strangers to Ourselves this coming week.

It has also being reported that Strangers to Ourselves is being listed on Amazon Japan with a bonus track. The product page doesn't state the tracklist at all or make mention of what the bonus track may be, and it's listed by a third party seller, so be weary of this one until there's a more official announcement.

Source: Modest Mouse "Ground Walks with Time in A Box Best Room" RARE 7" Vinyl New | eBay

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 2014/12/15 at 21:35 | By: Gregg | Tags: Artwork, Glacial Pace Recordings, Modest Mouse, Release

Modest Mouse reveal cover art and track count for Strangers to Ourselves

Modest Mouse have again taken to Instagram to reveal some news. This time the cover art for the upcoming album Strangers to Ourselves.

It's presumed that again this is an Alex MacLean photograph being used. Some of his portfolio lend well to the Modest Mouse theme of isolation and urban sprawl from earlier albums.

Glacial Pace has also put up the album for pre-order. It reveals that the album will consist of 15 tracks, while iTunes lists Lampshades on Fire as the second track on the album.

Glacial Pace is also listing a "vintage poster package", which includes the album, the two re-issue bonus 7 inches, and a signed Shepard Fairey tour poster from 2000, which is limited to 250 copies.

A photo posted by Modest Mouse (@modestmouse) on

Source: Modest Mouse "Strangers To Ourselves" - Glacial Pace Recordings

Posted 2014/12/15 at 08:57 | By: Gregg | Tags: Artwork, Modest Mouse, New Material, Release

Listen to Modest Mouse's new single: Lampshades on Fire

Modest Mouse's long awaited new single, Lampshades on Fire, is now streaming over on Minnesota Public Radio The Current.

It also appears that the second Instagram photo Modest Mouse posted, is the single artwork for the track. That photo has since been credited to an Alex MacLean.

The new single will be available to purchase digitally tomorrow, and is the first single off their new album Strangers to Ourselves being released on March 3rd, 2015.

Source: Song premiere: Modest Mouse, 'Lampshades on Fire' off forthcoming album Strangers to Ourselves | The Current from Minnesota Public Radio

Posted 2014/09/03 at 17:45 | By: Gregg | Tags: Artwork, Glacial Pace Recordings, Modest Mouse, Release

Reissues get release dates and accompanying 7

As we last reported, Modest Mouse's first two albums are being reissued on vinyl. Glacial Pace has now set dates and has begun taking pre-orders as of today, although Amazon and other places seemed to have jumped the gun a few days early, leading to a little confusion.

This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About will be released on October 28, while The Lonesome Crowded West will be released on November 4. Both albums are supposed to include their original vinyl only bonus tracks Edit The Sad Parts, A Manic Depressive Named Laughing Boy, and Baby Blue Sedan.

On those same days Glacial Pace will also be releasing acompanying 7"s of tracks recorded at the same time as the albums.

The first, White Lies, Yellow Teeth, will feature the A side of the same name, with the B side being Buttons To Push The Buttons. White Lies, Yellow Teeth had previously been released in 2002 on the compilation album The Giant Rock 'n Roll Swindle, although the version the band has uploaded to SoundCloud does appear to be slightly different. Buttons To Push The Buttons is more commonly known as a live track on the Interstate 8 EP, and lesser known as a studio track on 1998's Zum Audio Vol. 2 compilation.

The second 7", is what was previously thought to have been an Ugly Casanova track, Too Many Fiestas For Reuben, as it was performed live by them/Isaac solo a few times. Its B side, an alternative version of Cowboy Dan. Both tracks are said to have been recorded with Calvin Johnson in Olympia, which may be the November 12, 1994 session, but we should be able to confirm that when these come out.

While nothing completely brand new, this will be the first time some of these tracks have been released in studio form, and will at least make them easier to come by.

All four are available now for pre-order at Glacial Pace, as well as Amazon and a few other places.

Refresh your memory with White Lies, Yellow Teeth below.

Source: Modest Mouse Glacial Pace Re-Issues – Glacial Pace Recordings

Posted 2014/08/07 at 18:29 | By: Gregg | Tags: Artwork, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, New Material, Pat Graham

Original Sad Sappy Sucker Cassette Surfaces

If you're not a member of the Interstate-8 message board, you may have missed the following that surfaced about two weeks ago.

Board member Idioteque was able to acquire two cassettes of largely unheard material. This is a rare opportunity to glimpse into the otherwise largely unknown early history of the band.

The first cassette is titled "Sad Sappy Sucker Chokin On A Mouthful Of Lost Thoughts". This is the original Sad Sappy Sucker tape. Pat Graham has posted a partial track list in the last year, and his does differ slightly from this one, but in name only.

The tape is about 80 minutes long and consists of 39 tracks. Of the 39, 28 are new unheard songs. The rest make up quite a few of the Dial-A-Song tracks from the commercial release of Sad Sappy Sucker, and the rest finally give us official titles to the "Chris Early" demo tape.

The second cassette is titled "A Mouthful Of Lost Thoughts" and is simply a collection of 10 tracks from the first. The second side is blank.

Both cassettes appear to be handmade by Isaac, in a similar fashion to the "Tube-Fruit, All Smiles And Chocolate" and "Uncle Bunny Faces'" tapes that were discovered a few years ago. These new tapes also seem to pre-date those two tapes, as 1. Eric and Jeremiah are not credited at all, and 2. the commercial release of Sad Sappy Sucker notes that the Dial-A-Song tracks were recorded over 1994 and 1995, putting these two new tapes somewhere in that range.

The tracks are mainly Isaac performing solo, but some tracks do feature the following players: Colin, Zeb, Sam, James, Calvin, Trevor and Dan G. We're presuming that Sam and James are both Sam Jayne and James Bertram, who were both members of Lync. That Calvin could be Calvin Johnson and Dan G could be Dann Gallucci.

As mentioned, all tracks found here make up songs on "Demos Given To Chris Early By Eric Judy", which up until now has always consisted of fan titles. So it's good to have some clarity here.

Hunt around in the thread for further discussion from Board members on the findings, as well as a link to download the first tape. Otherwise take a listen to the originally fan titled "This Is Real Life" (a favourite among collectors), which we now know to actually be two songs "Inanimate Know-How" and "Don't Know Direction".

Source: New Tapes: SSS / A mouthful of lost thoughts

Posted 2014/03/13 at 10:24 | By: Gregg | Tags: Artwork, Joe Plummer, New Material, Release, Side Project

Hew Time featuring Dale Crover, Joe Plummer and Coady Willis

While we're not 100% sure on Joe Plummer's status in Modest Mouse at the moment, we have been informed that yesterday he announced a new side project he's been working on with Dale Crover (Melvins) and Coady Willis (Melvins, Big Business).

The all-drumming project is called Hew Time, which Joe has the following to say about:

I heard Max Roach's M'Boom 14 years ago and I've wanted to make my own version with drummers I love ever since. Dale, Coady and I carved out our own compositions built from a combination of drum kits and dozens of percussion instruments. I couldn't be prouder of the end result. Thank you for the inspiration Mr. Max Roach. It's Hew Time!

The album will be released on March 25th via Joyful Noise Recordings. The first vinyl pressing is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies on Gold & Black vinyl (which is already sold out). The second pressing is limited to 1000 copies on Gold vinyl. The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. 2020 Is Yours!
  2. Koopolder
  3. Nine Pan Alley
  4. Swung
  5. Bell Door
  6. Swimming Pool (Hidalgo Blues)
  7. Tanguy
  8. Bell Window
  9. Sonny Bambo
  10. Cave Rage

Source: News :: Announcing... Hew Time (feat. Dale Crover, Joe Plummer & Coady Willis)

Posted 2009/06/05 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Artwork, New Material, Release

Perpetual Motion Machine

So here's an interesting way to start the weekend... The next 7" in line to be released from Modest Mouse is called "Perpetual Motion Machine" and is due for release on July 21.

The artwork seems to once again be sticking to the wings/insect theme. The A side, the unheard of, Perpetual Motion Machine. The B side, no idea...

And here's some more good news (well kind of), Tower Records is already taking pre-orders. Although the price is pretty steep at $15.02 for two songs.

Thanks to overpwredbyfunk for the links.

Source: http://www.tower.com/perpetual-motion-machine-modest-mouse-vinyl/wapi/113557565

Posted 2009/05/28 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Artwork, New Material, Release

Pre-order Autumn Beds

Insound is now taking orders for the Autumn Beds 7" for a June 23 release. The b-side has been revealed to be the Whale Song and the cover art appears to feature spiders with butterfly wings.

No word on if this 7" is going to be limited like the previous one. Thanks to all the people that sent it in.

UPDATE: Pat Graham has said that all the upcoming 7" releases are supposed to be limited to 4000 copies each.

Source: http://www.insound.com/search/showrelease.jsp?from=35073&p=INS58822

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

Cover Art

Find out more about Joshua Marc Levy, the artist behind the Satellite Skin cover.

Source: http://www.joshuamarclevy.com/

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