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Posted 2017/02/10 at 13:55 | By: Gregg | Tags: Davey Brozowski, Interview, Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green

Some interviews

Wow, it's been almost 6 months since the last major news posting, and not much has been happening other than the announcement of one festival date coming up this May. Hopefully that gives way to maybe some new news or additional tour dates.

In the meantime, three interviews have surfaced in the last week with Isaac, Jeremiah, and Davey. All three don't really concern anything new, but are worth a listen.

Isaac talks about skateboarding and the song Shit Luck having been used in so many skate videos, as well as touching on the music industry and how canceling tours is expensive.

Jeremiah and Davey are both interviewed by the The Trap Set, the interviews were both recorded before their show at The Forum last year in California. Their interviews touch more on their early careers. Jeremiah also touches on some of the topics he spoke about during his Shit Show interview from 2015, and Davey talks about how he got the job with Modest Mouse after Joe left.

Listen to the Isaac interview below. The interviews with Jeremiah and Davey can be found here and here respectively.

Thanks to Jamie and Barnacles for sending this in.

Posted 2016/09/02 at 16:24 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Jim Fairchild

Jim Fairchild rig rundown

Modest Mouse news has been a little quiet since the band finished their tour a little over a month ago, but here's a decent length interview with Jim Fairchild talking about his guitar setup that has just been brought to our attention.

The interview was taped just before the band's Nashville show back in July by Premier Guitar. Jim talks about a wide range of his guitars, as well as his peddle setup, and how the "steel drum" sound on "Ansel" was actually performed on a ukulele.

Source: Rig Rundown: Modest Mouse's Jim Fairchild | Premier Guitar

That really long BuzzFeed interview: More than a myth

Jon Premosch / BuzzFeed News

Back in late February, someone at BuzzFeed mentioned that they were 9 hours in to a 12 hour interview with Isaac Brock.

The interview has finally been published, and true to their word, it is really really long. Titled "Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock Wants To Be More Than A Myth", Jonathan Valania's interview covers many of the things we've heard in a lot of other interviewslately, but does a good job in going into a lot more detail.

Some features include more of the meaning behind Mexico/"Ansel" is explained, and Isaac talks about how he wants to make a music video on the edge of the Tillamook State Forest staring Crispin Glover for "Pistol". There's also mention of the follow up album to Strangers to Ourselves coming out in mid 2017 (wasn't it 2016 the other day...).

Valania also managed to get an interview with Isaac's mother Kris Adair, and she helps dispel what she feels are the four biggest myths about Isaac's upbringing: The White Panthers, the hippie commune, the Branch Davidians, and the shed where Modest Mouse began (includes a photo).

The interview also contains quotes from Jeremiah Green, Jim Fairchild, Lisa Molinaro, and Modest Mouse's touring manager Sean Hurley.

Lastly, there are some words from Eric Judy, who had originally agreed to participate in the interview via email, but in the end declined.

Read the full interview at the link below.

Source: Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock Wants To Be More Than A Myth

Posted 2015/03/21 at 09:52 | By: Gregg | Tags: Eric Judy, Interview, Isaac Brock, Live, Modest Mouse, TV Performance

The band performs on CBS This Morning's Saturday Sessions

Update, 3/21 13:41 PM PST: It's been pointed out that the performance was pre-recorded at the Webster Hall in NY, probably before the show that night.

Modest Mouse performed live on CBS This Morning's Saturday Sessions, playing three songs off Strangers to Ourselves: "Lampshades on Fire", "Coyotes", and "The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box".

CBS also broadcast an interview with Isaac that had been filmed earlier at one of the Webster Hall performances. Anthony Mason spoke to Isaac shortly about the past 8 years, Eric Judy, and becoming popular.

Watch all three performances, and the interview, below.

"Lampshades on Fire":

"Coyotes":

"The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box":

Interview:

Posted 2015/03/17 at 09:35 | By: Gregg | Tags: Glacial Pace Recordings, Interview, Isaac Brock, Live, Modest Mouse, Release, TV Performance

Strangers to Ourselves officially released

At long last, Modest Mouse's sixth studio album, Strangers to Ourselves, has officially been released.

The band will mark this event by performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon later today, before closing out the rest of the week with two further shows in New York. Isaac will also be on SiriusXMU today between 5 and 7pm ET with Jenny Eliscu.

To celebrate the release, Modest Mouse is also offering 1250 free copies of their second single The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box along with any new orders of Strangers to Ourselves ordered from Glacial Pace. If you've already purchased the album, Glacial Pace is now also selling the single separately.

Isaac also gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal, published yesterday, in which he spoke about, among other things, his dislike for The Fruit That Ate Itself and indie labels.

Posted 2015/03/10 at 14:29 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse

Some interviews

Update, 3/10 15:47 PM PST: Adding another down below from Newsweek.

Here's just a list of three interviews that have come out in the past few days. I've been thinking that seeing as how there are probably going to be a lot of these in the coming weeks, that if an interview contains something new I'll post about it separately, otherwise I'll do one or two posts a week just to summarize the press for the week. I won't bother posting links to articles that just rehash information from other interviews.

HMV.com: "This whole record has been an exercise in making more work than necessary" hmv.com talks to Modest Mouse. The complete article we had snippets from yesterday. It covers the recording process of Strangers to Ourselves, Isaac producing, picking set lists, and as mentioned yesterday, a potential follow up to this album coming out sooner than later.

Rolling Stone: Modest Mouse on the Chaotic Sessions for First LP in Eight Years." Isaac talks about the studio they built, a bit more on Eric, working with Big Boi and Krist Novoselic, and why that didn't work out.

NPR: "Making Records Is 'Not A Race' For Modest Mouse." This one is an audio interview (also embedded below), in which Isaac talks about delays, playing too many shows, and not being a fan of interviews.

Newsweek: "Q&A: Modest Mouse Frontman on Why the New Album Took Eight Years." Covers a lot of things the others talk about, but Isaac mentions that there are only about five songs left to do for another album.

Posted 2015/03/09 at 15:44 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, New Material, Release, Rumours/Rumors

Next album to

HMV.com has an interview with Isaac Brock coming out tomorrow, and as a teaser they've posted two quotes from the article.

Regarding the band's future plans he said "I'm pretty far along with the next one as it is. I went in to making this one with two records in mind." As to when it will be available, he added "It'll be released as quickly as it's legally allowed to be. It's a partner to this one."

For those of you that haven't been following the boards, as of late last week Strangers to Ourselves has been finding its ways into the hands of international customers, and apparently even being made available for sale in Austria, so scans of the artwork making their way online. Something that was noticed is that the artwork makes reference to the album being "The Golden Casket Vol. I," meaning volume II could be what Isaac is referencing. Also taking in to account that he and Jeremiah mentioned in their Relix interview last week that 35-37 songs came out of these sessions.

Source: Modest Mouse releasing two new albums in quick succession | Music | HMV.com

Posted 2015/03/06 at 11:51 | By: Gregg | Tags: Eric Judy, Interview, Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, Modest Mouse

Isaac and Jeremiah interviewed by Relix Magazine

Both Isaac and Jeremiah have been interviewed by Relix Magazine. The article, posted earlier today, touches on a few subjects such as the album delay, the amount of work that went into it, and the chemistry that still remains between the two.

They both also embellish on information that has come out recently on how the recording process was stopped and restarted numerous times. Isaac also talks about Ice Cream Party Studios, the studio they built in 2012. Both mention that the band amassed around 35-37 songs during these sessions, with Jeremiah adding "...I promise our next record will come out sooner. We have a bunch of songs and we'll probably rework them. They are good-they're just not finished. We might put out something really strange next."

Isaac also talks about Eric, and says that there was no drama involved in him leaving, just adulthood.

"He finally had enough," Brock says. "He has three kids. He didn't feel like leaving his house as much as is required. He left right before we started recording, but some of his writing still exists throughout the record. Making a record without him was really fucking hard."

It's an interesting read, with many more points that I've not touched on, find the link to the full article below.

Source: Modest Mouse: Only the Strange Remain : Articles : Relix

Posted 2015/03/03 at 17:05 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse

Isaac Brock talks about the origin of

Update, 3/6 11:15 AM PST: The remainder of the interview has now been posted on Studio 360's website. The interview is only about 12 minutes long, and covers topics like Isaac's upbringing, the work that went into Strangers to Ourselves, and how it nearly killed him. That portion of the interview is now embedded below.

In an interview with Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, Isaac Brock talks about the inspiration behind the "The Best Room."

Brock mentions that in 1997 he was flying from Montana to Arizona to work on the mastering of Modest Mouse's second album The Lonesome Crowded West when the plane got put into a holding pattern over Phoenix, due to UFO sighting that became known as the "Phoenix Lights." He didn't tell anyone for years, because "...[he] didn't want to be that dude with the alien, with the UFO." He eventually told his mother and late UP Records founder Chris Takino.

He explains that the song is not about the UFO sighting, but rather a portion of the lyrics deal with the hotel that he ended up in that night.

the best room they have
is the last room you'd want
the bathroom's outside
police tape is tied
to the door knobs from rooms
nine through thirty-two
aw! these western concerns
we beg while we chew

Studio 360 will be broadcasting more of the interview in this week's show, which looks to come out on Thursday. Listen to this portion of the interview below. Read the complete lyrics to "The Best Room" on that song's page.

Best Room discussion:

Update, 3/6 11:15 AM PST: Complete interview:

Source: Why it Took Isaac Brock 20 Years to Write Modest Mouse's New Single - Studio 360

Posted 2015/03/02 at 22:11 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Live, Modest Mouse, New Material, Release, Rumours/Rumors, Studio, Tour

Modest Mouse debut

Update, 3/3 9:27 AM PST: Overnight the band's website has now also added a date for June 30th in Berlin, DE. No ticketing information though.

It was performed earlier today on SiriusXMU, now Modest Mouse have uploaded a streaming version of the new track and last song on the album, "Of Course We Know." Stream the new track at the bottom of this post.

This is presumed to be the last song they will release before the album comes out in two weeks. The track is now also available to purchase from iTunes and other mp3 sites.

The band also expanded on their tour, adding more dates across the United States and the United Kingdom. See the full list below.

It's also been reported through Twitter, that this past weekend the band filmed a video at a house party in Athens, GA. Reportedly for "Lampshades On Fire."

Lastly, Portland Monthly Mag has done a short piece on Tucker Martine, one of the producers on the new album. Martine has worked with R.E.M. and The Decemberists, and explains his role on the album is that of a "fixer," "helping front man Isaac Brock find his way out of the labyrinth created by years of recording and reconnect with the rawness of some of the band's demos."

03-07 Tampa, FL - Gasparilla Music Festival
03-09 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
03-10 Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
03-12 Charleston, SC - North Charleston PAC
03-13 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
03-18 New York, NY - Webster Hall
03-19 New York, NY - Webster Hall
04-17 Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall at Babeville
04-19 Ithaca, NY - Barton Hall at Cornell University
04-20 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
04-22 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
04-24 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
04-25 Frisco, TX - Edge Fest
05-23 George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
06-19 Dover, DE - Firefly Festival
06-26 Odense, Denmark - Tinderbox Festival
07-01 Gdynia, Poland - Open'er Festival
07-05 Birmingham, England - The Institute
07-07 Manchester, England - The Ritz
07-08 Leeds, England - O2 Academy Leeds
07-09 Newcastle, England - 02 Academy Newcastle
07-12 Perth, Scotland - T in the Park
07-19 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07-22 Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell
07-23 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07-25 Barrie, Ontario - HomeAway Music and Arts Festival

Jeremiah Green talks Strangers to Ourselves, Eric Judy and more / The Best Room

Jeremiah Green has given an extensive interview to podcaster Jaybo and his podcast The Shit show. Released 3 days ago, on January 27th (but recorded earlier this month), Jeremiah touches on a range of topics reaching back to the early days of the band, some personal details, the new album, and other questions that plagued the fan community over the past few years.

The interview is just under 50 minutes long, and is well worth the listen, but for those of you that don't have the time and just want the facts, here are the main things that he spoke about:

  • How he met Isaac Brock and Eric Judy through Sam Jayne (Lync, Love as Laughter), how they were to all start a band together, but Eric's car broke down.
  • The early days of the band, recording Sad Sappy Sucker, and the Live in Sunburst Montana demo.
  • The chemistry between Isaac, Eric and himself.
  • He speaks candidly about why he left the band during the recording of Good News for People who Love Bad News.
  • How Johnny Marr joined the group, Isaac just called him up, and that his decision was largely influenced by his son being a fan of Modest Mouse. Johnny also left because during 5 months of downtime, he got restless and recorded an album with The Cribs, and then their tours conflicted. Jeremiah hopes they get to work again though.
  • Eric left the band to spend more time with his children, specifically to not miss watching his daughter grow up, and that while Jeremiah says it was incredibly hard for them all, they support him. Also that the door is open for him to come back, but it would not be right away, as that wouldn't be fair to Russell Higbee.
  • Eric left a week before the 2011 Australian tour, and that the band therefore could only play about 15 songs that tour.
  • They interviewed a lot of bassists before settling on Russell, and that this was a factor on the album delay. Eric was there for the writing of a lot of the songs, but the recording ended up being drawn out.
  • In the end Russell, Tom Peloso and Lisa Molinaro all contribute bass parts to the album, and that Jeremiah is responsible for all drumming on the album.
  • The Big Boi and Krist Novoselic tracks are not on the album, that there are a lot of b-sides, and that they may be released later, but the details are secret.
  • The band went through about 4 producers while recording this album, including Big Boi, and that this was also a factor in the huge delay. A lot of songs were re-recorded up to 3 times.
  • He is unsure exactly how much touring, if any other than the known dates, will be done to support the new album, but he makes it pretty clear that he's not the best person to be asking.

Listen to the complete podcast below.

Lastly, Track 14, which we reported on yesterday, has had it's title revealed through iTunes/Amazon updates as The Best Room. So hopefully we will be hearing this new track next week.

Source: The Shit Show w Jaybo/Jeremiah Green

Posted 2013/09/26 at 18:03 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Modest Mouse, New Material

Krist Novoselic guesting on new Modest Mouse album

In a recent interview with the new Spotify service, Spotify Landmark, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's In Utero, bassist Krist Novoselic mentions some of the projects he's been working on lately. One of the things he touches on briefly, is how he contributed bass to one song on the new Modest Mouse album.

And so I did a song with Modest Mouse, earlier this year for their new record. It's pretty edgy. I've got my big Gibson bass and a Rat distortion pedal busting out a... this bass riff.

He then goes on to talk about working with Paul McCartney and Corin Tucker in a bit more detail.

A search for Krist Novoselic and Modest Mouse also returns back an article from the 24th of August last year, in the Twin Cities Daily Planet, that points out that he's been jamming with Modest Mouse for a bit of time.

So how are you spending your time besides political advocacy?

Well I've been doing a little bit of music through the grace of David Eric Grohl and I do a little bit of music with some fellas in Portland. I've been hanging out with Modest Mouse. We're just kind of playing; I don't know what's going on with it.

Spotify is only available in the US, but if you're looking for that part it's part of the Kurt Novoselic In Utero interview, track 16.

Thanks to @piratecrocodile for bringing this to our attention.

Source: Spotify Landmark: The Real Story Of Nirvana's "In Utero"

Posted 2013/09/17 at 11:29 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, Modest Mouse, Release, Side Project, Ugly Casanova

Tim Rutili touches on Brian Deck and Modest Mouse in an interview with The AWL

Tim Rutili and Brian Deck. Both ex-Ugly Casanova. Deck produced The Moon & Antarctica.

Rutili and Deck were both members of 1990s Chicago band Red Red Meat. After their break-up, Rutili went on to form Califone (which for a time also included Deck). Deck went on to produce albums, including Modest Mouse's The Moon & Antarctica and Everywhere And His Nasty Parlour Tricks.

They were also both members of the 2002 lineup of Ugly Casanova. Both can be heard on their debut album Sharpen Your Teeth, which Deck also produced.

In a long sit down with New York publication The AWL, Tim Rutili talks about the history of his current band Califone. But he also briefly touches on his former bandmate Brian Deck and his past and current work with Modest Mouse, as well as the time Isaac had his jaw broken.

One of my favorite records of all-time, Modest Mouse's The Moon and Antarctica was made there with Brian Deck. Were you around when Isaac Brock got his jaw broken?

I didn't witness it, but I went to the hospital the next day and hung with him and got him out of there. From what I remember, we told him not to go into that park after 10 p.m. because there were kids who hung out there who were just dicks. And they went to the Empty Bottle one night, and when they came back, two of the guys went into the studio and Isaac went to the corner to talk to the kids. I think they said, "You're not from around here." And as Isaac answered, some kid just teed off on his face and shattered his jaw.

That slowed down the recording process for a while?

The band were around Chicago for a long time. And they had gotten a lot of the record done, but from what I remember, that incident was right before he was supposed to start recording vocals. And his jaw was wired shut. So things slowed down. I believe there were a lot more instrumental overdubs and other work done, while he healed up.

Maybe in a roundabout way that helped make it a better record?

I believe it helped the record immensely! I think Isaac worked a lot more on his lyrics, too... to me, it's the best Modest Mouse record.

I agree. It really feels like a weird cousin to what you do.

Brian did a really great job with those guys. They're making a new record now in Portland, and I know Benny went up there and recorded a bunch with them, and Brian has been there for months on this one and I think they're almost done. I stopped there and listened to some stuff last spring and it sounded great.

The story is one a lot of Modest Mouse fans will have heard before, but the most interesting part is definitely the last paragraph, where he talks about how Deck is currently working with the band on the new album.

This was hinted at by Jeremiah back in 2009, when he mentioned to a fan after a show in Anaheim, that the band was hoping to have Brian Deck produce the new album.

We'll presume as well, that this "Benny" is Califone's Ben Massarella, who also provided some percussion during the recording of The Moon & Antarctica.

Thanks to Board member bneiluj for posting this article. Take a listen below to a legendary Modest Mouse jam that was more than likely inspired by this story.

Source: An Incredibly Long Conversation With Tim Rutili Of Califone | The AWL

Posted 2013/09/05 at 15:43 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, New Material

Big Boi talks Modest Mouse

Big Boi did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit yesterday and one of the questions that came up were related to the studio work he did with Modest Mouse back in 2011.

What's the deal with that Modest Mouse album he produced?

"We recorded maybe 4-5 songs and on the first leg of my tour stopped and hung out with them at their studio and they are trying to get things together. If they don't release the songs, I will! shit." He later added, [Isaac Brock] is really bringing the two worlds together to create an awesome new sound. "I can't wait until y'all hear the songs that we made."

Not much more to add on top of the interview he game to Pitchfork last year. The only difference is that the song count went from 3 to 4-5, which could all be down to memory.

Source: Big Boi talks Killer Mike and Modest Mouse collaborations, totally loves Mumford & Sons | Consequence of Sound

Posted 2012/11/20 at 14:55 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, Release

Update from Big Boi

Pitchfork has posted an interview with Outkast's Big Boi, during which the question came up as to what had happened to the work he did with Modest Mouse back in 2011.

Pitchfork: What made you want to work with bands like Little Dragon and Phantogram?
BB: I had just finished working with Modest Mouse for their project, and after that I was like, "Man, I need to start doing this for my own shit." Just bringing people in. So we did. We would live day-in and day-out with people, go bowling, go out to eat, and then come back and record, watch a movie, record. It was like funk summer camp.

Pitchfork: What's happening with the stuff you did with Modest Mouse?
BB: It's for their record; it's coming. We actually took a trip back out there to go see them a couple months ago. I did maybe three records with them. Isaac [Brock] is cool, man, like cowboy cool. He showed me how to make a bong out of an apple and shit. For real.

Not much to go on, but it is interesting to hear that he has been in touch with them recently and that it does sound like the material will be put to use and not abandoned.

Also in the interest of keeping some conversation going (in these dry news times), Big Boi does have a new album coming out next month, of which it doesn't sound like the track-listing or collaborating artists has been confirmed. Seeing how he has been working with other bands, it will be interesting to keep an eye on it, and see if any member from Modest Mouse makes an appearance on it. Pure thinking out loud this last part.

Source: Update: Big Boi | Features | Pitchfork

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 2011/08/31 at 20:30 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Jim Fairchild, Johnny Marr, Modest Mouse

Jim Fairchild touches on Modest Mouse's progress

At the beginning of a recent interview with Rocksucker, guitarist Jim Fairchild briefly touches on Modest Mouse's recording progress. Specifically on the work that was recently done with Big Boi, and unfortunatly it's a little disheartening for anyone who's hoping to hear a new album any time soon:
How did the Modest Mouse sessions with Big Boi go?

I didn't go out to those sessions. They were trying out some songs with Big Boi. I'm not really sure what's going to come of that. I think Isaac's still in the process of deciding who he wants to record the record with.

So it's going to be primarily a Modest Mouse record, as opposed to some kind of collaboration?

Yeah, they were recording Modest Mouse songs out there. But I don't think Isaac knows what he wants to do with the new record yet so it's very early stages.
The rest of the article deals mainly with the recent reissue of Grandaddy's album The Sophtware Slump, his time with them, replacing Johnny Marr, and his solo project All Smiles. It's quite an interesting read, even if you're only interested in the Modest Mouse parts.

Source: ROCKSUCKER: Interview: Jim Fairchild (Grandaddy, Modest Mouse, All Smiles)

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 2011/03/05 at 19:51 | By: Gregg | Tags: Eric Judy, Interview, Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, Tom Peloso

Interview from last year's Bridge School Benefit

The Bridge School News Network uploaded this video interview yesterday, taken at last year's Bridge School Benefit in October.

Hear Isaac, Eric, Jeremiah and Tom discuss some of their hobbies/down time activities and how, by my calculations, we should be getting a new album around the end of April (doubtful, but please prove me wrong).

Thanks to Matt for sending it in.

Posted 2010/06/21 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, New Material, Side Project, Tour, Ugly Casanova

Pitchfork interview Isaac Brock

In a new interview with Pitchfork, Isaac discusses a range of topics, including his work on the 180 Degrees South soundtrack, new Modest Mouse songs, the upcoming tour and the band's current relationship with Johnny Marr.

On the topic of a new Modest Mouse album:
Pitchfork: What are you working on with Modest Mouse?

IB: Songs. That's that.

Pitchfork: Are they going in any particular direction?

IB: I can't say that yet. I can't say that they are. It's pretty early in the game for me to have a clear picture of what we're doing, if it's good or anything. They're going to show up again today, and we'll keep banging our heads on it. It's way too early for me to know what direction this thing is really headed. It's just a bunch of random shit at the moment.

Pitchfork: How long have you been working on the random shit?

IB: About six months. We're not killing ourselves doing it, by any means. We just had the "Hey, we should probably buckle down" conversation last week. We just putz around and smoke a bunch of weed. It's more time spent hanging out than playing music.
And as far as hearing any of these new songs on the upcoming tour, well don't hold your breath:
Pitchfork: Will you try out new music on tour?

IB: We're going to try to. But I actually think we won't. I don't think any of it is close enough to be ready in what's essentially two-and-a-half weeks. I'd like to say we're going to, but I don't really see it happening.
Read the rest of the article on Pitchfork.

Source: http://pitchfork.com/news/39217-isaac-brock-talks-i180-southi-modest-mouse-portland-mayor-portrait/

Inside Heath Ledger's Modest Mouse Video / New album in the works? / Johnny Marr gone

An article in the latest Rolling Stone magazine reveals lots of details regarding the planning of Heath Ledger's King Rat video. Isaac talks about his meetings with Ledger and the additional work that Terry Gilliam provided. He also talks about his last encounter with Ledger during a brake from shooting The Dark Knight.

Towards the end of the article, Isaac also talks about his work with the Shins' James Mercer on the 180 Degrees South documentary. It then goes on to mention that:
And the follow-up to 2007's We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank should be finished in the next six months, with the band road-testing some of the material on its current tour. "It'll take some effort," Brock says. "But that will make it more fun."
Now Modest Mouse has never been one to stick to any kind of release timeline, their albums have always been delayed, but as of today no new material has been performed on the current tour so far. Hopefully things will change before the tour is over and then this quote will make more sense.

Some people over at ModMouse.com have been able to talk to band members after some of the shows and have learned things that seem to support this. In Montreal Eric stated that the they are planning on working on a new album once this tour is over, that they are planning an east coast tour and that he doesn't think Johnny Marr will be returning.

In Anaheim Jeremiah said that they are beginning work on a new album, that he thinks Jim Fairchild will stay on as a guitarist and that he is hoping Brian Deck (The Moon & Antarctica, Everywhere And His Nasty Parlour Tricks & Sharpen Your Teeth) will produce it.

Thanks to Jedidude77 for the tip on the Rolling Stone article.
Posted 2008/07/03 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Magazine Cover

Protest Q&As with Isaac Brock

Isaac Brock and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe are featured on one of the covers of Under The Radar's Summer issue, entitled the Protest Issue 2008 (The other cover features Colin Meloy, Chris Walla and Britt Daniel). Inside, Isaac is also one of the artists featured in a short politically themed Q&A. More quotes and photographs can be found on Under The Radar's website. Thanks to bmac10 for the tip.

Source: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/protestissue2008.html

Posted 2008/01/27 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, New Material, Side Project, Tour

Bits and Pieces

In a small interview in the latest Rolling Stone magazine, Isaac has reported that the band's current priority is to finish work on the new EP, described as "repolished outtakes from MM's last two discs." He will also be singing with Frank Black and the Catholics on a re-creation of Lee Hazlewood's first album "Trouble is a Lonesome Town." The band will also start work on a new album this coming March. And lastly, that Modest Mouse will be touring with R.E.M. this Spring. Thanks to Mike for the info.
Posted 2007/11/07 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Johnny Marr

Modest Mouse to work on new material

Johnny Marr gave a telephone interview with CBC today, in which he mainly discussed how he would be handling his duties as a professor at Salford University in Manchester, a position that he was recently honored with. Johnny did however also mention, that Modest Mouse will begin working on new material, starting in February 2008. He did not say if this work would be going towards a new album or if it was for the EP that Isaac and Eric have talked about. The interview is available for download from CBC's website and starts at around 12 minutes and 30 seconds in.

Source: http://a.cbc.ca/redirector.mp3?hb=DM560316P3ZN71EN3&cv.c2=http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/qpodcast_20071107_3827.mp3&cd=1&hec=1&vjs=HBX0201R&target=http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/qpodcast_20071107_3827.mp3

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 2007/04/04 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock

Isaac interview on Triple J

Australia's Triple J managed to get Isaac on the phone recently for another interview in which he discusses the new album, over doing it on stage, working with and living near James Mercer, American Idol covering "Float On" and future shows in Australia. The interview is available for download from their site.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/breakfast/listen/

Posted 2007/03/29 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock

Isaac responds to

Isaac talks about his and the bands feelings on "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank" debuting at number and how everything is just "gravy."

Source: http://www.vh1.com/artists/news/1555771/20070328/modest_mouse.jhtml?rsspartner=rssyahoo

Posted 2007/03/14 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock

The Billboard Q & A: Modest Mouse

Isaac has done a Q & A with Billboard, in which he talks more about the recording process of "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank," the concept behind the album, performing new songs live, going about choosing a second single, how the band would like to make 8 inexpensive music videos out of some of the new material and working again with Ugly Casanova. Thanks to Jacquelyn for the link.

Source: http://billboard.com/bbcom/feature/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003556567

Posted 2007/03/08 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock

Rolling Stone's Q & A with Isaac Brock

Erica Futterman has provided us with a link to the full interview with Isaac that will appear in the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine. The interview is a Q & A that follows on from audio snippets we were sent yesterday.

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/qa/story/13712527/qa_isaac_brock

Posted 2007/03/07 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock

Rolling Stone audio interviews with Isaac Brock

Erica Futterman over at Rolling Stone has sent us a link to some audio from their interview with Isaac for this months edition, going on sale this Thursday and Friday. Modest Mouse are one of the cover stories along with South Park, Nine Inch Nails and R.E.M. In the interviews Isaac talks about Johnny Marr's tips for quitting smoking, his personal hatred for hippies and his thoughts on biographers.

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/03/07/exclusive-audio-modest-mouses-isaac-brock/

Posted 2007/01/07 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock

Isaac Brock interview on Triple J

Isaac gave an interview on Australia's Triple J on January 4th. A copy can be downloaded from their site.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/zan/blog/s1821529.htm

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