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Posted 2018/07/18 at 13:03 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Joe Plummer, Live, Modest Mouse, Tour

Modest Mouse added as Velorama 2018 headliner

Modest Mouse has been added as the new Friday night headliner for Denver, CO's Velorama festival. The band is replacing Glass Animals, who have had to cancel all their upcoming tour dates due to injury.

The August 17th lineup includes The Kills, Hop Along, and Slow Caves. Modest Mouse alumni Joe Plummer's band, Cold War Kids, will also be performing on the Saturday.

Tickets are already on sale.

Source: Velorama Festival / RiNo Art District in Denver, Colorado August 17-19, 2018

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 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: • View topic - names of the new songs played last night...

We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank: Five years on

While the stuffed deer was a founding member, it was kicked out of the band due to its lack of rhythm

If anyone was paying attention, you will remember that five years ago today, Modest Mouse released their last album We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank.

Without trying to sound like an ungrateful fan stamping his feet and asking where that new album is (which seems to the common occurrence every time Modest Mouse makes a post on Facebook), we would like to point out that this is the longest gap so far between albums. If you don't take No One's First, And You're Next, as it's an EP and featured mostly old material.

With We Were Dead reaching this milestone, we thought we'd take this moment to recap and speculate on some of the recent activities of the band and its members, in the hopes of stirring up some discussion or perhaps someone filling us in on some news we're not aware of:

  • The band as a whole: After performing a mammoth 119 known shows in 2007, the performances cut to about a half of that for 2008, 2009 and 2010, before performing only 15 shows last year. This year doesn't seem to be off to anything different, with the only dates having past and set for the future being festivals.

    One could be optimistic and see this as them spending more time in the studio working, or maybe they're just taking a break. I'm all for not rushing things. However with so little new material having been debuted live, I would think it's closer to the latter.

    While the band has been notoriously shy from giving interviews in the past few years, when they have strangely there has been mention of a new album being practically finished, only to have the same story repeated a year later. A lot has happened since, Johnny Marr did leave the band, and who knows how that may have affected any of the material that he may have contributed to.

    Even the sessions with Big Boi occurred almost one year ago, although it seems to have been made out that that was more of an experiment than anything.

    So far the only new material floating around are the songs that have been performed live. The two that have had the most oration being Lampshades On Fire and Poison The Well. Another potential song is the untitled track performed at The Warfield, unofficially titled "Mexico". Lastly there is the untitled track that made an appearance at the end of the Don't Move Here episode.

  • Isaac Brock: Recently, apart from playing the few last minute surprise solo shows, the only other project Isaac potentially has on the go is the writing of the Queens Of Country soundtrack. Which was also announced about a year ago, and has since not been mentioned again. The film is finally due out at the end of this month, and while Isaac is still mentioned as the composer on IMDB, the lack of updates around this make me think he's no longer involved. We attempted to contact the producers of the film, but did not receive a reply. Hopefully with the release just around the corner, we should get some closure to this soon.

  • Jeremiah Green: The once side project busy Jeremiah, has also been quiet of late. At least perhaps quiet to news sources. After multiple World Gang releases early last year, this work seems to have slowed down since releasing that live album last June.

  • Eric Judy: Eric hasn't performed with the band live since 2011/07/02. Not that the band has performed that much since then. Rumours are rife that he has left the band. Personally I don't believe it, Eric does have young children, and could be taking a break from touring. We have tried to contact the band and certain members about his status, but haven't heard anything.

  • Jim Fairchild: Jim will be returning to perform some dates with the reunited Grandaddy. A question to maybe ask is, depending on the outcome there, will he perhaps not return should they decide to take things further?

  • Tom Peloso: To our knowledge, nothing news worthy has been happening with Tom lately (sorry Tom).

  • Joe Plummer: A lot of updates lately have been revolving around Joe, now that he is with The Shins. They have a new album out as of today (coincidence?), and he will be touring full time with them. As with Jim, a question to ask, is does this mean Joe is perhaps done with his time in Modest Mouse, or when his work with The Shins calms down, will he be returning?

  • Pat Graham: Lastly, Pat Graham is still awesome, and we miss him and his updates on the band.

Posted 2012/03/16 at 09:43 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Joe Plummer, Live, Side Project

Watch The Shins perform at SXSW

Joe Plummer is currently touring with The Shins, who are in the process of releasing their new album Port Of Morrow on March 20 (Five years to the day, that We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank was released). They are currently at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, where last night they performed at the Auditorium Shores Stage.

Today The Shins will be performing at the Google/YouTube SXSW Festival showcase "Live from the Lot" at 5:45 PM C. The show will also be streamed later today on YouTube, approximately one hour after the performance it seems. Check the YouTubePresents page for the start time in your area.

Source: YouTubePresents's Channel - YouTube

Posted 2012/03/10 at 22:05 | By: Gregg | Tags: Joe Plummer, Side Project, TV Performance

Watch Joe Plummer perform with The Shins on SNL

While it doesn't look like you'll be able to watch the live stream of Modest Mouse's performance tonight in Mexico, you can watch Joe Plummer performing tonight with The Shins on SNL.

Catch the band playing "Simple Song" courtesy of Stereogum.

Source: Watch The Shins Return To SNL - Stereogum

Posted 2011/12/14 at 13:22 | By: Gregg | Tags: Joe Plummer, Side Project

The Shins announce new album

So, this obviously isn't a Shins fan site, but with Joe Plummer currently drumming for them this becomes slightly relevant.

The Shins announced this morning that they would be releasing a new album in March 2012, entitled Port Of Morrow, on Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records. While their press release states that James Mercer has performed the majority of the instrumentation, it is expected that Joe has performed drums on the album.

The press release also states that they will be announcing tour dates soon and that the tour will feature Joe on drums. This will probably tie up Joe for any potential touring with Modest Mouse.

Source: New Album Port of Morrow Coming March 2012 | The Official The Shins Site

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

Posted 2011/08/09 at 19:31 | By: Gregg | Tags: Joe Plummer, Side Project, Tour

Stream Mister Heavenly's Out Of Love

The Joe Plummer side project's (with Nick Diamonds and Honus Honus) debut album comes out in a week, but you can now stream the entire album over on Paste Magazine's website.

Their tour also kicks off next week Thursday in Portland, OR. Find more tour dates over at their website.

In other Joe Plummer news, The Shins played their first show with their new lineup, which includes Joe, in Eugene, OR last night. Watch a video of them covering David Bowie's Ashes To Ashes below.

Source: Album Stream: Mister Heavenly - Out Of Love :: Featured Audio :: Paste

Posted 2011/08/01 at 19:02 | By: Gregg | Tags: Joe Plummer, Side Project

Joe Plummer touring with The Shins

As announced back in 2009, Joe Plummer is drumming for The Shins. Which hasn't meant much, as The Shins have been pretty quiet the last few years, with the exception of James Mercer playing a few solo performances with the help of Joe.

Things may change now, The Shins have announced that they will be putting out a new album next year on Mercer's Aural Apothecary label (via Columbia).

They will also be embarking on a short tour, with dates scattered over August, September and October. Mercer will be backed by Joe, Jessica Dobson, Yuuki Matthews and Richard Swift.

These dates will be bookending Joe's other tour with Mister Heavenly.

Find more details on The Shins' website and watch James and Joe debut a new song earlier this year below.

Source: The Shins | The Shins Official Site

Posted 2011/06/08 at 21:17 | By: Gregg | Tags: Joe Plummer, Release, Side Project

UPDATED: Mister Heavenly - Out Of Love

Mister Heavenly is... a trio of men who love dogs.

Something I missed while being away...

Mister Heavenly, the side project of Joe Plummer and members of Man Man and The Unicorns, will be releasing their debut album, Out Of Love, on August 16 through Sub Pop.

The tracklist is as follows:

  1. Bronx Sniper
  2. I Am a Hologram
  3. Charlyne
  4. Mister Heavenly
  5. Harm You
  6. Reggae Pie
  7. Pineapple Girl
  8. Diddy Eyes
  9. Hold My Hand
  10. Doom Wop
  11. Your Girl
  12. Wise Men

You can grab the tracks "Mister Havenly" and "Pineapple Girl" from this post we did on them back in January. Sub Pop says keep your ears open for more tour dates. Joe is also expected to be performing with The Shins this summer.

UPDATE (2011/06/13): Mister Heavenly have announced a 14 date West Coast tour starting in August. Check the dates, as well as the artwork for Out Of Love, over at Consequence Of Sound.

Source: Sub Pop Records: Mister Heavenly : Out of Love

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 2011/04/15 at 13:12 | By: Gregg | Tags: Joe Plummer, New Material, Tour

Debuting new material?

Nothing that hasn't been tossed around just before any tour before, but we are four years on from the release of We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, and a new album is presumed to be in the works.

A spokesperson for Modest Mouse indicated "there is no official info on a new album" at the time, but I wouldn't put it past Isaac Brock et al. to preview some new material live this Spring.

Joe Plummer also gets a mention in this article, for his drumming duties, and how he may have to juggle them this year between Modest Mouse, The Shins, and Mister Heavenly.

Source: Are The Shins and Modest Mouse bouncing back this summer? -

Posted 2011/01/14 at 09:18 | By: Gregg | Tags: Joe Plummer, Side Project

Free release from Joe Plummer's Mister Heavenly

Mister Heavenly is a side project signed to Sub Pop, featuring Modest Mouse's Joe Plummer, Man Man's Honus Honus and Islands' Nick Thorburn.

Today they're giving away their new single featuring the tracks "Mister Heavenly" and "Pineapple Girl". You can listen to the first track and download both through the Sub Pop widget below (you will need to part with your email address for the download).

They will also be playing two gigs this weekend (featuring their December touring member, actor Michael Cera). The first at the Lincoln Hall in Chicago tonight, January 14, and then at the Bowery Ballroom in New York on January 16.

Source: Sub Pop - Mister Heavenly offer up their first official recordings! For free, even!

Posted 2010/06/09 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Eric Judy, Isaac Brock, Joe Plummer, Side Project, Tom Peloso, Ugly Casanova

So who is in Ugly Casanova this time?

A profile page for 180 Degrees South on Magnolia Pictures' website has revealed the members of Ugly Casanova this time round to be: Isaac Brock, Tom Peloso, Joe Plummer, Eric Judy and Clay Jones (We're presuming Clay Jones is the same Clay Jones that worked as an engineer on We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank). Watch this promo that Brushfire records put out last night showing them recording/performing together.

180 Degrees South is also now apparently streaming from Netflix.

Thanks to Buzman429 and Joel for this info.


Posted 2009/05/06 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Eric Judy, Isaac Brock, Joe Plummer, New Material, Tom Peloso

180 Degrees South Soundtrack / Joe drumming for The Shins

In an interview with Pitchfork, The Shins' James Mercer has stated that they have worked on a mostly instrumental soundtrack to a documentary entitled 180 Degrees South with Isaac, Eric, Tom and Joe.

No word on when the film comes out or if the soundtrack is to be released on its own, but snippets of the music can be found in the trailer on the documentary's website.

The interview also revealed that Joe Plummer is now drumming for The Shins, after the departure of Jesse Sandoval. Joe has been recruited for The Shins' current tour as well as their next album.


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