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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 2015/05/20 at 09:48 | By: Gregg | Tags: Glacial Pace Recordings, Modest Mouse, Release

Modest Mouse reissue Everywhere and his Nasty Parlour Tricks

In a very quiet and unexpected move, Glacial Pace added a reissue of Modest Mouse's 2001 EP Everywhere and his Nasty Parlour Tricks on both LP and CD to their online store last night. The EP was originally released on Epic, which Glacial Pace is still a connected to, if not still a subsidiary of.

The EP is already available for purchase, this is not a pre-order.

They've also added a special $200 Modest Mouse Vinyl Collection, which includes all 12 major Modest Mouse albums and EPs.

Source: Modest Mouse: Everywhere And His Nasty Parlour Tricks – Glacial Pace Recordings

Posted 2015/03/25 at 15:57 | By: Gregg | Tags: Glacial Pace Recordings, Modest Mouse, Release

The Interstate 8 and Building Nothing out of Something reissues get official release dates

To follow up on what we reported on at the beginning of the month, Glacial Pace has now given official release dates for both the Interstate 8 EP and Building Nothing out of Something.

Both will be available at independent record stores and via mail-order on April 14th. Compact Disc and digital will be available April 21st.
Both can be pre-ordered now from the Glacial Pace store.

Source: New Modest Mouse Glacial Pace Re-Issues! - Glacial Pace Recordings

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 2015/03/14 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 2015/03/09 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 15:50 | By: Gregg | Tags: Glacial Pace Recordings, Modest Mouse, Release

Interstate 8 and Building Nothing out of Something being reissued on vinyl

Update, 3/9 14:29 PM PST: The details and dates are wrong. Expect a proper update from Glacial Pace at a later date.

A new album coming out in under two weeks is not stopping the Modest Mouse reissue machine.

An online store is listing entries for reissues of both the long out of print Interstate 8 EP and the singles collection Building Nothing out of Something.

Interstate 8 was originally only pressed on CD in limited quantities, this will be the first time it appears on vinyl. As with the original CD, it looks like it will include the "Live in Sunburst Montana" demo. Building Nothing out of Something was originally pressed on Vinyl, but has been out of print for over a decade now. Both releases will mark the end of the band's UP Recordings that have been out of print for so long.

They have the release date as April 21 of this year through Fat Possum Records, who are a distributor for Glacial Pace.

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

Posted 2015/02/24 at 18:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, New Material, Release, Rumours/Rumors

Is

In what seems to be a repeating pattern, iTunes is now displaying a track length for another song off Strangers to Ourselves.

The last track on the album, "Of Course we Know," apparently has a length of 5 minutes and 22 seconds. This very closely matches the time listed by Hastings almost two weeks ago, which is now also being displayed on various other online retailers.

If the pattern is correct, we should be hearing the song on the radio at some point this coming Monday, with the track being released digitally later that evening or Tuesday, depending on your timezone. This originally would have been the release date for Strangers to Ourselves. With the album now coming out on March 17, this will likely be the last track to be released in this promotional fashion.

Side note: Barnes and Nobel is also showing a slightly different track order for the LP version, with "God is an Indian and You're an Asshole" and "Pups To Dust" trading places. Thanks to rawrower for pointing this out.

Posted 2015/02/19 at 12:09 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Release

Lampshades on Fire CD single

Best Buy has just started selling an exclusive CD single of Lampshades on Fire as of this past Tuesday for about $1.99.

Unlike the 7" copy that turned up in record stores last year, the CD features "The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box" as the b-side. The single also comes with a coupon for $2.00 off a pre-order of the upcoming Strangers to Ourselves.

The deal is similar to the We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank Sampler that Best Buy has an exclusive on back in 2007, except in that case the sampler was a bonus for a pre-order. This time, it seems there is no requirement to actually purchase the album.

Source: Lampshades on Fire [Single] - CD-Single - (Only @ Best Buy)

Posted 2015/02/16 at 10:35 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, New Material, Release, Studio

SiriusXMU world premiers

Update, 2/16 4:18 PM PST: It's not a true AMA, but Isaac has begun replying to some comments on reddit.

Update, 2/16 2:16 PM PST: Modest Mouse has shared the official stream, listen below. The reddit link ended up being used for sharing the stream.

SiriusXMU's Julia Cunningham has world premiered the new Modest Mouse track "The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box." So if you have Sirius, listen to channel 35 and try and catch it. Lots of comparisons to The Talking Heads.

We're sure the band will stream a copy later on tonight, as they've done with the other songs, we'll post the stream if it happens. Otherwise the track will probably be available to purchase from iTunes, etc, at midnight tonight.

The band has also tweeted out a link to their reddit user page, along with the message "5pm ET." Speculation is that they could be doing a reddit AMA at that time, or using it as a platform to debut the new song.

Posted 2015/02/12 at 15:34 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Modest Mouse, New Material, Release, Rumours/Rumors, Tour

SiriusXMU debuting another new song tomorrow and other news

Update, 2/12 3:47 PM PST: SiriusXMU have informed us that the new song will now be aired on Monday, around noon.

Sam G, and others, have informed us that SiriusXMU (channel 35) has been announcing today that they will be premiering a new Modest Mouse song tomorrow. No time has been mentioned. It's presumed that this will be "The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box", a track which earlier this week had it's run time displayed on iTunes to be 6:10. This may also indicate that the track may be available for purchase or to those that pre-ordered the album next week Tuesday.

Next, the band has also been added to the Open'er Festival in Poland. Modest Mouse were due to perform at the festival in 2013, before that entire European tour was scrapped, so this will now be the band's first performance in that country. The Open'er Festival show is to take place on July 1st. This is good news for the Europeans, as it is the second European festival to announce that Modest Mouse will be performing over there in June/July. However the European dates are also the only ones so far not confirmed on ModestMouse.com.

Lastly: Hastings, a media retailer in the US, has posted track times on their listing for "Strangers to Ourselves". I won't post them all again, you can just see them here, but this would bring the album running time to somewhere in the 57 minute and 10 second area.

Posted 2015/02/10 at 09:56 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Release, Rumours/Rumors

Potential track times

Update, 2/10 1:05 PM PST: @NKJones724 has pointed out that iTunes is listing The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box as 6:10 (side note: is this the next track to be made available?).

Potential track times for all the songs on Strangers to Ourselves have shown up online. No way yet to tell if these are real, so for now we'll file this under "rumours," but if so, this would bring the total running time of the album to approximately 61 minutes and 28 seconds. The information also indicates which tracks are on which side of the LP version.

Side A
1. Strangers to Ourselves - 4:02
2. Lampshades on Fire - 3:07
3. Shit in Your Cut - 4:50
4. Pistol - 4:30

Side B
5. Ansel - 3:15
6. The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box - 3:27
7. Coyotes - 3:30
8. Pups to Dust - 2:35

Side C
9. Sugar Boats - 5:12
10. Wicked Campaign - 7:44
11. Be Brave - 3:37
12. God is An Indian and You're An Asshole - 2:51

Side D
13. The Tortoise and the Tourist - 3:48
14. The Best Room - 4:24
15. Of Course We Know - 5:36

Also remember:

Source: A Nice Heart and a White Suit: Modest Mouse - Strangers To Ourselves

Modest Mouse reveal the track list for Strangers to Ourselves, stream The Best Room

Modest Mouse has finally revealed the complete tracklist for Strangers to Ourselves:

  1. Strangers To Ourselves
  2. Lampshades On Fire
  3. Shit In Your Cut
  4. Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, FL. 1996)
  5. Ansel
  6. The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
  7. Coyotes
  8. Pups To Dust
  9. Sugar Boats
  10. Wicked Campaign
  11. Be Brave
  12. God Is An Indian And You're An Asshole
  13. The Tortoise And The Tourist
  14. The Best Room
  15. Of Course We Know

The bad news is, for unexplained reasons, the release date has been pushed back two weeks to March 17. This new release date will coincide with the band performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The first thing to note here, unless it's been retitled, is that Poison The Well appears to be the only song performed live from the past few years that does not appear to be on the album. This track however has not been performed since late 2012 though.

Pistol also appears to have a new title that seems to reference American spree killer Andrew Cunanan. However it's been pointed out that he died in 1997, not 1996, so that may be a typo.

Another interesting one is the track God Is An Indian And You're An Asshole. This song was only performed once back in July of last year, no footage surfaced of it, and it caused great confusion at the time if it was a new song or an alternative Bukowski. It has not been performed again.

The fan titled track Give It Enough may still be on the album, but under its official title. Time will tell.

Lastly, the press release also details a lot of the people that worked on the album, revealing that James Mercer is once again returning to perform back up vocals. On which tracks it's not made clear. Dann Gallucci is also making a return appearance. As is Ben Massaralla (who performed some percussion on The Moon And Antarctica), which was previously touched on back in 2013. The production team is also revealed to be Isaac Brock, Andrew Weiss, Tucker Martine, Clay Jones, and Brian Deck.

The 15 new, original songs of Strangers To Ourselves were recorded at Ice Cream Party in Portland, Oregon a recording studio owned and operated by Isaac Brock. Originally leased in mid 2012 and purchased in late 2012, Ice Cream Party began as a makeshift studio, with mattresses against the walls to insulate sound, and was slowly transformed into a professional workspace where the band finished mixing the album in early 2015. Strangers To Ourselves was produced by Isaac Brock with additional production by Andrew Weiss, Tucker Martine, Clay Jones, and Brian Deck. The album features founding drummer Jeremiah Green, and a wide cast of musical collaborators, including James Mercer, who returns to sing back-up vocals throughout the album, Tom Peloso, Jim Fairchild (Grandaddy), Dann Gallucci (The Cold War Kids), Russell Higbee (formerly of Man Man), Ben Massaralla (Red Red Meat), Lisa Molinaro (Talkdemonic), Davey Brozowski (The Catheters), and more.

Listen to The Best Room below.

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 2015/01/29 at 13:30 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, New Material, Release, Rumours/Rumors, Tour

Track 14 to be made available February 3rd?

In what may be a similar pattern to what happened with Coyotes, it has been pointed out that multiple sites selling the digital copy of Strangers to Ourselves are now listing the track time for Track 14 as 4:24 along with a release date of February 3rd.

Based on the track time this could be Sugar Boats, Pistol, or a track we have yet to hear.

The new album was also discussed briefly on NPR's All Songs Considered this past week, with host Robin Hilton mentioning that he's heard the entire album, called it "classic Modest Mouse", and that you wouldn't believe 8 years has past. Listen to the discussion at around the 6 min mark here.

Also, if you don't follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and live in the area of Louisville, KY, the band has been added to Forecastle Festival. That puts a good 4.5 months between the only know tour dates at the moment. The band usually likes to do some warm up dates around festivals, so there's lots of space here for dates, should the band be doing the festival circuit this summer. The band is also listed as an act on a leaked lineup for Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE (June 18 - 21), but that has yet to be confirmed.

Thanks to everyone that sent all this info in.

Lastly, I think this short video clip speaks for itself:

When the customer wants the sticker on crooked, our team gets creative #modestmouse #vinyl @furnacemfg

A video posted by Eric Astor (@instantastor) on

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 2014/12/15 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 2014/12/13 at 20:24 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, New Material, Release

Strangers to Ourselves

Modest Mouse's new album will be titled Strangers to Ourselves and will be released on March 3rd, 2015.

This past Thursday, Modest Mouse's management contacted several members of the community requesting their postal information. As we're based in Canada, ours will probably only arrive next week, but Chris C / @ModestMouse123 received his today. The package contained a test pressing of Lampshades on Fire, similar to the image Modest Mouse put out earlier in the week, and a note stating that this will be the first single from their new album Strangers to Ourselves. There was no b-side on the record provided.

The single, as we already know, will be making it's radio debut this coming Monday, December 15, but the note also states that the single will be available for purchase the following day, most probably digitally.

Posted 2014/12/08 at 10:02 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, New Material, Release, Rumours/Rumors

Lampshades On Fire /

UPDATE: Revolt.tv has apparently heard back from a rep at Epic, and the album is apparently due out the first quarter of 2015.

Modest Mouse posted their first photograph to Instagram this morning, which appears to be a potential test pressing of a 7" for the track Lampshades On Fire. This means this track could be the first single from the new album.

Lampshades On Fire is the oldest of the batch of new songs that has become part of Modest Mouse's live sets, first making its debut on 2011/05/26.

UPDATE: Looks like the single has been distributed to radio stations and will be making a debut this Monday. What's interesting to note, is that this looks like Modest Mouse is still signed to Epic.

Source: modestmouse on Instagram

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 2014/09/03 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 2014/08/13 at 10:18 | By: Gregg | Tags: Glacial Pace Recordings, Isaac Brock, Release

Glacial Pace repressing older albums

It would appear that Isaac's Glacial Pace label has managed to secure the rights to all the original UP Records releases, as it has been pointed out that the albums are now being listed as "© Glacial Pace" in places like the Google Play store.

The band has even been selling copies of The Lonesome Crowded West on their past tour, featuring the Glacial Pace logo and similar packaging to the 2010 releases of the original K Records.

Board member Idioteque was able to speak to Isaac after a show and he said that he was "about to repress the fuck out of them." This should mean that copies of This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About, The Lonesome Crowded West, and Building Nothing Out Of Something should be easier to find, and will become available on vinyl again.

No word on the Interstate 8 EP, which was also released through UP Records. This may be the one that Isaac mentioned they'd lost the masters for, but my mind is slipping...

In other vinyl news, board admin Chief Tragedy, has pointed out that Urban Outfitters has begun selling coloured vinyl for Sad Sappy Sucker (yellow) and The Fruit That Ate Itself (green) online. This pressing seems to be dated April 15, and is appearing on other online stores (Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc), but with no mention on the vinyl being coloured. In case you're wanting to hold out to see if this pressing becomes more common, as the consensus seems to be that Urban Outfitters is not a great place to buy vinyl online.

Source: board.interstate-8.com - Some new info regarding Modest Mouse represses

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 2014/03/02 at 09:09 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, New Material, Release, Studio

Is the new album already being mastered?

The Howie Weinberg Mastering Studio posted this picture on Friday of Isaac and Howie Weinberg which could point to that. Mastering is the stage at which a final mix is made from which all copies will eventually be produced.

Howie Weinberg has worked with the band before, most notably on Good News For People Who Love Bad News and We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank.

Thanks to Dani for finding this and posting it to the Board.

Source: Facebook: Timeline Photos

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 2013/06/06 at 09:33 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, Release, Tour

European tour officially cancelled

It's official: Modest Mouse has cancelled their upcoming European tour consisting of 29 dates. The official word from the band is that they are using this time to complete their new album, tentatively due out next year.

After much thought, we have decided to cancel our EU/UK tour to continue work on our forthcoming album. We do appreciate our fans and promise that we will make it up to you next year.

Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

We look forward to sharing our new music with the world next year.

As of now, the only tour date still on is the First City Festival in Monterey, CA, on August 24, where they will be headlining with Passion Pit.

A similar situation took place back in 2006, where the band cancelled a much shorter tour to complete work on We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, which ended up coming out 9 months later.

In other news, yesterday's static image on the band's website has returned to the original homepage. Although the site traffic is understandably taking quite a beating at the moment.

Source: Modest Mouse: Facebook

Posted 2013/05/08 at 16:49 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, New Material, Release, Side Project

Thriftstore Masterpiece: Trouble Is A Lonesome Town

Here's something interesting that turned up today. For those of you that can remember, back in January 2008, in an interview from Rolling Stone Magazine, Isaac mentioned that he was working on a project with Frank Black to recreate Lee Hazlewood's Trouble Is A Lonesome Town.

That was the last we heard of it.

The project now however, is ready for release. It looks like the project's main originator was Charles Normal, known for his work with Frank Black, Pete Yorn, Jetboy, and his brother, musician Larry Norman.

Charles Normal first heard the Hazlewood album in 2000 while living in Norway, where he picked it up in a secondhand show.

"It really made me start thinking about America, where I hadn't been to in quite some time," Normal said. "I'm a big fan of 'The Andy Griffith Show,' and that small-town Americana we grew up watching on TV and this was like the audio companion to that. It had kind of a sinister vibe, it was a little darker."

The project really got underway when he read in 2007 that Hazlewood had always intended the album to be seen as a set of demos, that would later be recorded by other artists. He recruited friends and collaborators from Portland, to begin work on the album including Isaac Brock, The Pixies' Frank Black, Pete Yorn, and members of Art Brut and the Dandy Warhols.

The project however would be shelved shortly after it Isaac gave that interview in 2008 though, after Charles Normal's brother Larry passed away.

"I just put the whole thing on the back burner," Normal says. "It was really heart-wrenching to try to sing harmonies with him; these were the last tracks that he'd ever recorded."

Eventually, after some long late night talks with Isaac, Charles decided to complete the album. Which will be released under the band name "Thriftstore Masterpiece" and will be available on July 9.

Thriftstore Masterpiece revisit Lee Hazlewood's 1963 lost classic Trouble Is A Lonesome Town and features Pete Yorn, Frank Black (Pixies), Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Courtney Taylor-Taylor (The Dandy Warhols), Eddie Argos (Art Brut), the late Larry Norman and more.

The album is available for order, currently in a pressing of 1000 copies on a brown and white starburst LP from Side One Dummy Records. The full track listing is as follows:

  1. Long Black Train - featuring Frank Black
  2. Ugly Brown - featuring Larry Norman
  3. Son Of A Gun - featuring Frank Black
  4. We All Make The Flowers Grow - featuring Kristin Blix
  5. Run Boy Run - featuring Frank Black
  6. Six Feet Of Chain - featuring Pete Yorn
  7. The Railroad - featuring Isaac Brock
  8. Look At That Woman - featuring Courtey Taylor-Taylor
  9. Peculiar Guy - featuring Eddie Argos
  10. Trouble Is A Lonesome Town - featuring Larry Norman

Right now, we are not sure exactly what tracks will feature Isaac apart from The Railroad, but we'll keep you posted as we find out. Listen to that track below.

Thanks to jplan74 and Schuno for sending this in.

Source: Thriftstore Masterpiece: Pete Yorn, members of the Pixies and Modest Mouse Cover Lee Hazlewood's Trouble Is a Lonesome Town - Speakeasy - WSJ

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 2011/07/06 at 19:35 | By: Gregg | Tags: Dann Gallucci, Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, Modest Mouse, Release

Charity compilation track revealed: Dead End Job At The Dead Letter Office

It has only been performed once to our knowledge, used to close out one of the first known Modest Mouse show's back in 1995. Today, Wrong Decision, finally gets an official title: Dead End Job At The Dead Letter Office.

The track will be appearing on a compilation that we reported on earlier entitled Live From Nowhere Near You : Volume 2, being released on July 19 through Greyday Records.

As for a little history on the track, Kevin Moyer was able to share the following:

Isaac and I share a distant friendship. He is very smart, crazy, fun, hilarious, and can tell a story like no other. I think the fact that our group of friends don't overlap too much means we can often have confiding conversations with no outside concern. I can also tell that we both understand the darkness. When we first talked about the effort and him contributing, he wanted to do a cover song and for the life of me I cannot remember what it was, just that I wanted to record him doing it under a bridge or in a park near his house at night. But he got busy with doing the album "No One Is First and You're Next", so we started looking at old tracks already in the can to include instead.

Around that time I came upon some old tapes of Isaac as a 14 year old young kid playing music with friends in a shed using an old answering machine to record, and spent a considerable amount of time trying to clean those up, but Isaac did not want to use those as he felt it was "strip mining his past" and I had to agree. And just FYI on those tapes - Uncle Bunny Faces and Tube Fruit - he was just a teenager, only fourteen on some them, and he dumpster dived every tape that these were recorded onto from the MUZAK dumpsters in Seattle. Isaac tells me that these were never intended as demos, the term "demo" implies that you made the recordings to get people to become interested for a REAL record - and these were the REAL records. Isaac only gave them to close friends at the time and I can tell that he has a hard time hearing that these were for ever put up for sale by anyone. Again, with the strip mining his past.

Anyways, we decided to figure something else out and our schedules were having trouble aligning. Finally, one stormy night I was supposed to meet Isaac and his girlfriend at his house, but he wasn't there so I sat and waited on the porch for a few watching the trees bend in the storm. When the rain seemed to settle a bit I got in my car and left, only to get a text message from him on my way home saying to come back. I vividly remember the rain smearing down the windshield and the blurring green and reds of the traffic lights in the night as I turned the car around and almost got T boned by a semi truck running a red light doing about 60MPH. Finally though, I was back at Isaacs in the warmth of his house, sitting around a table drinking wine and listening to music.

The track that we finally chose is called "Dead End Job At The Dead Letter Office" and was recorded back in 1993 at Pat Maley's Yoyo Studios in Olympia, WA. This track is almost as old as the band and there is no recollection as to what this was recorded for particularly, other than just for the sake of recording music. The song features Isaac Brock on vocals and guitar, Dann Gallucci on guitar, and Jeremiah Green on drums. At the time, Isaac was sleeping in the hallway of a house with about 13 other people living in it; as was Dan, who was living in someone's closet.

By the way, Isaac was one of the first people to offer to release the "Live From Nowhere Near You" album. He had been doing A&R for sub pop and later started his own label called Glacial Pace. As far as I was concerned, with that kind gesture from him, he always had first dibs on releasing the project. But, remember, this effort took eight years to finish and he was busy with his own stuff and it kinda got to the point where I didn't want Isaac to think that the only reason I was talking with him was because I wanted something from him, so I kind of let that go. But it was always his, and the appreciation will always be there because it came at a point where I really needed someone to believe in the project and me... so it's not a stretch to say that he still had a very big part in the music on this release finally making it out of my studio and into the public ear.

Kevin was unfortunatly not able to disclose any more about which tracks were considered for the compilation, but for the most part it seems that the majority of what was, already exists in the fan community now (albeit sadly with made-up fan titles). As was with Every Mom I Know Seems To Think Its 'bout Them But It Ain't and the Babble On compilation that came to light earlier this year, this adds a few more details to the band's early history that is sadly so poorly documented.

Hear a new higher quality version of Dead End Job At The Dead Letter Office over at Antiquiet. Live From Nowhere Near You is available now for pre-order from Greyday Records (Canadians should have no problems now with shipping costs, as the postal strike is over).

Source: Exclusive: Unreleased Song From Isaac Brock Of Modest Mouse @ Antiquiet

Posted 2011/06/27 at 18:40 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, New Material, Release, Side Project, Ugly Casanova

Isaac Brock composing another film score

Pitchfork is reporting that Isaac will be scoring the upcoming film Queens of Country, written and directed by Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke. Both of whom were responsible for 2009's The Heart is a Drum machine, which Isaac starred in. The film stars Ron Livingston, Lizzy Caplan, and Tool's Maynard James Keenan.

Living in a fantasy era long gone and obsessed with old time country stars, the prettiest girl in a small Arizona town finds a lost iPod filled with songs that speak to her sensitive heart. Jolene Gillis is convinced the owner is her soul mate and she is thrust into a sexy, heartwarming and hilarious adventure of mistaken identities, ATVs, line dancing competitions, kidnappers, time machines and doppelgangers.

We will continue to report on this as more information is known, but seeing as how filming just began, that could be a few months. It will be interesting to see if this turns into another Ugly Casanova project, similar to the work that was done for 2010's 180° South.

Filming began on May 3, and the movie is slated for a 2011 release. Isaac's score is to be released in 2012.

Source: Pitchfork: Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock Composing Score for Lizzy Caplan Comedy Film Queens of Country

Posted 2011/06/23 at 23:49 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Release

Unreleased Modest Mouse track to appear on charity compilation

We have been told that an old 1996 era Modest Mouse track will be featured on an upcoming three disc compilation entitled "Live From Nowhere Near You Vol II" coming out July 19.

The compilation has been compiled by Kevin Moyer and consists of collaborating street musicians, friends and professional musicians. The majority of the music recorded in his attic and basement studios, donated spaces, live on the street, and in alleyways or under bridges. With the purpose of the album being to tell the story of life on the streets and the roads leading to and from there.

All profits from this release will be donated to Outside In, a non-profit organization in Portland, OR focused on providing aid and counseling to homeless youth.

Kevin has managed to assemble an impressive array of artists to support this cause, alongside Modest Mouse, the likes of Pearl Jam, James Mercer, Elliot Smith, The Strokes, Corin Tucker, Bright Eyes, and many more.

To keep the media interested, they will be releasing the track list bit by bit over the next few weeks. Right now, all we know about the Modest Mouse track is that it is circa 1996 and that while it is not unknown, it is unreleased. It is speculated that the track could be something off Uncle Bunny Faces', as there was talk back in 2009/2010 of a track being wanted for a compilation album. Keep an eye on their Facebook page, where they will be releasing more details in the coming days, and of course we will keep you updated with any information as we receive it.

Right now, the album is available for pre-order through Greyday Records' website for $15. Canadians (and maybe others) please note, there seems to be a problem with the shipping options, as only express options are available. We're informed they will be looked into, so maybe hold off until then.

Source: Live From Nowhere Near You Vol II 3xCD + MP3 PRE-ORDER Live From Nowhere Near You Vol II [GDP-050]

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

Posted 2011/06/07 at 23:35 | By: Gregg | Tags: Jeremiah Green, Release, Side Project

Tactile Waveforms

Seattle design and production company, Süperfad, team up with director Nando Costa (The Whale Song video) and World Gang to release the short film Tactile Waveforms.

Süperfad's latest short film, directed by Nando Costa, explores the connections between science, mathematics and music. Drawings representing a musical score are released into stylized landscapes that illustrate conditions through which sounds travel. These drawn representations react in different ways when traveling through the desolate landscapes, transforming into impossible musical instruments and altering elements in the environment along the way. The film's structure is defined by World Gang's music composition, which features classic instruments altered electronically to create the track. Working in a push and pull relationship, the film's video and audio abstractions unite in an experience that is both otherworldly and rooted in tradition.

And a reminder that World Gang's live album, Live At The ENDOFTHEWORLD 3/11, is out this Friday after having been delayed a month.

Source: Süperfad :: work :: Tactile Waveforms

Posted 2011/05/09 at 22:21 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Release

Listen to Modest Mouse's Buddy Holly cover

Liza Richardson at KCRW played the upcoming Modest Mouse cover of the late Buddy Holly's, That'll Be The Day, on her radio show this past weekend. Hear the cover below.

The compilation album, Rave On Buddy Holly, is due out on June 28 and will feature other artists such as Paul McCartney, Lou Reed and The Black Keys. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon.

Modest Mouse - That'll Be The Day

Buddy Holly - That'll Be The Day

Source: Modest Mouse Cover Buddy Holly - Stereogum

Posted 2011/04/28 at 07:31 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, New Material, Release

Modest Mouse working with Big Boi/Chris Carmouche, as well as covering Buddy Holly

It has recently come to light through a series of Tweets that Modest Mouse is working with Outkast member Big Boi, and producer Chris Carmouche on their new album.

Big Boi has been tweeting:

Me and @mouche1 in the studio workin with Modest Mouse on their new album Turnt up ! Shout out to Issac and the crew! (Apr 25)
Been camped out in the Lab with Modest Mouse all week, workin on the new mouse LP, coolest cats ever. Long Live The Funk (Apr 27)

While there is no official word on if Big Boi is producing, or perhaps providing vocals for the album, it is the first official confirmation that Modest Mouse is indeed working on a new album.

In other news, February's earlier rumour, of Modest Mouse working on a Buddy Holly cover, seems to have turned out to be true.

Modest Mouse will be covering "That'll Be the Day" on an upcoming tribute album entitled Rave On Buddy Holly, out June 28.

Source: Pitchfork: Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Julian Casablancas, Black Keys on Buddy Holly Tribute

Posted 2011/04/13 at 22:12 | By: Gregg | Tags: Jeremiah Green, New Material, Release, Side Project

World Gang live album on the way

With Promise 1 (formally known as Promise The Mixtape) from World Gang coming out this coming out next week, imputor? Records has now announced a live album for the Jeremiah Green side project with Darrin Weiner due out May 3.

Recorded in March this year at the End Of The Word in Port Townsend, WA, the digital release will consist of four new tracks from the duo, and will be aptly titled World Gang - Live At The ENDOFTHEWORLD 3/11.

Source: imputor? Releases ::. World Gang : Live at the ENDOFTHEWORLD 3/11 (imp076)

Posted 2011/04/03 at 12:26 | By: Gregg | Tags: Jim Fairchild, Release, Side Project

All Smiles Vinyl Delays

A short update from Jim Fairchild regarding the status of the All Smiles Staylow And Mighty vinyl.

I am writing to apologize for the amount of time that it has taken to fill the orders for Staylow and Mighty vinyl.

I was waiting for my vinyl manufacturer who delayed the shipping date A LOT for this album. I am told I'll have everything by the end of next week and it will go straight out the door after that. I was hoping to ship everyone everything at the same time. Since I feel so bad about treating you guys, the people who are most supportive of us, with such unpunctual behavior, I promise to make it up to you by personally shipping you all a copy of something unique and special in the not too distant future. It will involve Aaron Burtch, for you Grandaddy fans. And some of it is being recorded early next week. The rest is finished. Okay, look for the shipment soon. Thank you for your patience! I really appreciate it. All the best,

Jim

Source: All Smiles In The Studio by All Smiles » All Smiles Vinyl — Kickstarter

Posted 2011/02/08 at 08:22 | By: Gregg | Tags: Jim Fairchild, New Material, Release, Side Project

First song off Jim Fairchild's new album

All Smiles - Staylow And Mighty

Back in November, Jim Fairchild started a project through Kickstarter to raise money to complete work on a new All Smiles album and EP. The project's goal was met in December and since then he's been hard at work getting the final touches on everything.

This morning Jim posted an update to say that the new album is called "Staylow and Mighty", and will be released to the public on March 1st, with supporters receiving it before then digitally. He is also hoping that the records will begin shipping in the first week of March.

In the meantime, he has uploaded a new song from the album entitled "Virgil Shaw". Read about it and download a copy from his Kickstarter page.

Source: All Smiles In The Studio by All Smiles » First Song to our Friends and Supporters — Kickstarter

Posted 2010/10/20 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Album Reissues

Back in August, a few copies of a reissued The Fruit That Ate Itself started selling through Isaac's Glacial Pace store, only to be taken down shortly afterwards.

Both The Fruit That Ate Itself and Sad Sappy Sucker now have an official rerelease date of November 9. Both albums have been out of print for a while now, and this reissue will see them back in print again on both CD and LP.

There will be no major differences between the original versions and the reissues, with the only exception being that the CD versions will be released in digipak instead of plastic cases.

Both albums are available for pre-order from Glacial Pace now.

Source: http://store.glacialpace.com/collections/new

Posted 2010/08/09 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Album Reissues

Glacial Pace's online store is now selling copies of The Fruit That Ate Itself on both CD and LP. Both versions have been out of print for a while now.

In other reissue news, The Moon & Antarctica is also being re-released on CD on August 10th, but there are expected to be no differences from the original 2000 release.

Source: http://store.glacialpace.com/collections/new/products/the-fruit-that-ate-itself

Posted 2010/06/22 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material, Release, Side Project, Ugly Casanova

iTunes bonus track

The iTunes version of the 180 Degrees South soundtrack (out today!) contains a bonus track, Now You're Sleeping, that seems to be a brief keyboard instrumental. We're trying to confirm if the vinyl version will also contain this track.

UPDATE: Brushfire have confirmed that it's an iTunes only track.

Source: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/180-south-soundtrack/id377968698

Posted 2010/05/11 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Missed out on the M&A reissue?

Did your record store not have a copy of The Moon & Antarctica reissue on Record Store day? They're now shipping from Insound.

Source: http://www.insound.com/search/showrelease.jsp?from=35073&p=ins74385

Posted 2010/04/21 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, Release, Side Project, Ugly Casanova

180 Degrees South Soundtrack gets release date/tracklist

Pitchfork has revealed that the 180 Degrees South Soundtrack will be released on June 22 on Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records.

Isaac, as Ugly Casanova, will be contributing 9 songs to the soundtrack, one of the tracks (
Hotcha Girls) having been pre-released on 2002's Sharpen Your Teeth. It will also feature songs by James Mercer, Mason Jennings, Love As Laughter and Jack Johnson.
  1. Ugly Casanova: "Mountains of Storms"
  2. Ugly Casanova: "Here's to Now"
  3. Mason Jennings: "Machines"
  4. James Mercer: "Doug's Theme"
  5. Ugly Casanova: "Wave Goodbye"
  6. Ugly Casanova: "Lonesome Blues"
  7. James Mercer: "Journey Through the Past"
  8. Ugly Casanova: "Hotcha Girls"
  9. Jack Johnson: "Spring Wind"
  10. Ugly Casanova: "Maybe We're Lost"
  11. Ugly Casanova: "Corcovado"
  12. Love as Laughter: "Coconut Flakes"
  13. Ugly Casanova: "The Geezer"
  14. Ugly Casanova: "Lay Me Down"

Source: http://pitchfork.com/news/38564-isaac-brock-james-mercer-contribute-music-to-documentary-soundtrack/

Posted 2010/04/17 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Record Store Day 2010

It's Record Store Day 2010, which sees the reissue of Modest Mouse's The Moon & Antarctica on vinyl. Get out there and support your local independent record store.

Source: http://www.recordstoreday.com

Posted 2010/03/04 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Vinyl Reissue

It's been mentioned for a while now that Isaac's Glacial Pace Recordings and Epic Records have wanted to reissue some Modest Mouse vinyl.

Well, the first one seems to be coming out on April 13, when Epic will be reissuing The Moon & Antarctica, as Amazon.com is now taking pre-orders. Thanks to RyMo for the info. [Link]
Posted 2009/09/03 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material, Release, Side Project

Download Orenda Fink's High Ground

The first advanced track from Orenda Fink's latest solo album, Ask The Night, has been released and it just happens to be the one with Isaac Brock on backing vocals.

The album is being released October 6 on CD/LP via Saddle Creek and can be pre-ordered on their website.

Saddle Creek is also offering the track featuring Isaac, High Ground, as a free download. [Download]

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 2009/08/13 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Billboard Charts

For those of you keeping score, No One's First, And You're Next debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200. It also charted on:
  • #3 Rock Albums
  • #2 Digital Albums
  • #2 Alternative Albums
  • #14 Canadian Albums
Thanks to JohnB for the info.

Source: http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/billboard-200

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

No One's First And You're Next

Modest Mouse's seventh EP No One's First And You're Next is officially out today on CD.
Posted 2009/07/21 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Perpetual Motion Machine out today

The Perpetual Motion Machine 7" is out today. Check your local record store for copies if you weren't able to order one online. Otherwise the songs are now also available for download from iTunes.

The credits for the single reveal some interesting things, showing that the songs could have been worked on during both the Good News and We Were Dead eras. Firstly, Perpetual Motion Machine features obviously the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, but also James Mercer (The Shins) and Derrin Wiener (Possibly a typo, may be Darrin Wiener of Plastiq Phantom, whom Jeremiah has worked with before) on backing vocals.

Secondly, History Sticks To Your Feet features Benjamin Weikel on drums and Johnny Marr on guitar.
Posted 2009/07/11 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Perpetual Motion Machine now available on Skyroo

It hasn't been announced on www.modestmouse.com yet, but the Perpetual Motion Machine 7" is now available for pre-order from Modest Mouse's store on Skyroo. Thanks to Compost for the link.

Source: http://modestmouse.skyroo.com/se/view/music/index.html

Posted 2009/06/29 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Vinyl release

The vinyl release date for No One's First And You're Next seems to have been pushed back by two weeks according to Amazon.com to August 18. Thanks to Corei for the link.

Source: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002D6EX6G?ie=UTF8&tag=interstate8-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=211189&creativeASIN=B002D6EX6G&link_code=as3&creative=373489

Posted 2009/06/29 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material, Release

No One's First And You're Next available at Insound

Insound, those wonderful guys and gals that have been making those 7"s far more obtainable for so many of us, are now taking pre-orders for the CD and LP editions of Modest Mouse's new EP No One's First And You're Next. The CD is due out August 4, the LP August 18.

As many may have suspected, it looks as though there is no 4th 7". I'm guessing the original source was wrong or that it didn't make sense to re-release King Rat as another single.

Source: http://www.insound.com/search/showrelease.jsp?from=35073&p=INS61152

Posted 2009/06/26 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material, Release

Insound taking pre-orders for Perpetual Motion Machine

Insound is now taking pre-orders for the Perpetual Motion Machine 7" that is due out on July 21. Their price tag is $7.99.

Source: http://www.insound.com/search/showrelease.jsp?from=35073&p=INS61043

Posted 2009/06/24 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

No One's First & You're Next cover art and track list

An online store has revealed the cover art and track listing for Modest Mouse's new EP No One's First & You're Next due out on August 4.
  1. Satellite Skin
  2. Guilty Cocker Spaniels
  3. Autumn Beds
  4. Whale Song
  5. Perpetual Motion Machine
  6. History Sticks To Your Feet
  7. King Rat
  8. I've Got It All (Most)
So if the track list is correct, it would seem that a title originally discussed by the band, Tie The Lake Down, has either been left off or has perhaps evolved into one of the other unheard of songs.
Posted 2009/06/22 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release
Posted 2009/06/18 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material, Release

Whale Song

The Whale Song is now streaming from www.thetripwire.com. They're even offering a free download of the song.

Source: http://www.thetripwire.com/listen/2009/06/18/modest-mouse-whale-song/

Posted 2009/06/17 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material, Release, Rumours/Rumors

Perpetual Motion Machine b-side

So the rumoured title "History" has been floating around a lot, which was recently revealed to be only the partial title of History Sticks To Your Feet. This track is now believed to be the b-side to the Perpetual Motion Machine 7". Thanks to Melissa for the link.

Source: http://www.imusic.dk/item/0886975331277/modest-mouse-2009-perpetual-motion-machine-7-

Posted 2009/06/16 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release
Amazon is now taking pre-orders for Modest Mouse's latest EP No One's First & You're Next, that's due out on August 4. No cover art or complete track listing yet though.

UPDATE: The $18.98 version adds to your cart as a LP.

Thanks to Corei for the link.
Posted 2009/06/09 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Missed getting a copy of the Autumn Beds 7

The Autumn Beds 7" is now being sold through Modest Mouse's store at Skyroo in case you missed out getting a copy from Insound. It's being pressed on black vinyl and like before, is limited to 4000 copies. It will also be seeing an iTunes release on the same day that it's available in store, June 23.

In Perpetual Motion Machine news - while the record is being sold from Tower Records (at double the cost) and other lesser known stores on the web, many people have asked us when it will be available from Insound. They have informed us that they will be taking orders soon and that they are just waiting on the cover art from the label. They unfortunately are also in the dark about what the b-side will be. We'll keep you posted.

Source: http://www.modestmouse.com/photoblog/2009/06/09/%E2%80%98autumn-beds%E2%80%99-7%E2%80%9D-single-on-june-23rd/

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 2009/05/26 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Satellite Skin single

The Satellite Skin single is officially out today, try and find a copy in your local record store. If you're unable to find a copy though, it's now available for purchase from iTunes. Thanks Kurt for the info.

Source: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=316115832&s=143441

Posted 2009/05/26 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material, Release, Rumours/Rumors

Autumn Beds single to be released June 23?

allmusic.com has added an entry for Autumn Beds, stating that this new single will be coming out on June 23. No word on what it's b-side will be.

Hopefully this will turn out to be true. After the month delay of the Satellite Skin single, and the lack of updates that came with it, fans seem to be concerned that the new EP will be pushed back from it's tentative August 4 release date.

Thanks to mm_2108 for the link.

Source: http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gnftxzr0ld0e

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

Satellite Skin credits

The Satellite Skin 7" has apparently begun appearing on shelves in record stores a few days early. The sleeve reveals that Guilty Cocker Spaniels is in fact a Good News era song, with Dann Gallucci on keys and Benjamin Weikel on drums. Thanks to Andy for the image.
Posted 2009/05/14 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Where to get Satellite Skin online

Seeing as how the Satellite Skin 7" is getting a limited release of only 4000 copies and there has been virtually no word on which record stores will be carying the release on May 26, it may be easier to purchase it online.

The 7" can be pre-ordered from one of these sites:
  • Skyroo $6.99 + $4.49 shipping (US shipping only)
  • SOLD OUT Insound $7.99 + $4.99 US / $6.99 Canada & Mexico / $9.49+ International shipping
  • Homer's $9.99 + $3.45 US / $7.00 International shipping
All prices in USD.

If you know of any other sites selling the single OR any record store that is guaranteeing they will have the single in store on May 26, let us know so we can list them.
Posted 2009/05/12 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Lost Verses Live

Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters released a new live album today entitled Lost Verses Live. The album features another two Modest Mouse covers by Kozelek. Mark Kozelek might be best known to Modest Mouse fans (those not familiar with his other work) for releasing Tiny Cities in 2005, an album of Modest Mouse covers.
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 2009/05/11 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

UPDATE: Here's what you need to know

May 13 - Satellite Skin streaming audio on MySpace.
May 15 - Satellite Skin video on MySpace.
May 18 - Guilty Cocker Spaniels streaming audio on Stereogum.
May 26 - Satellite Skin 7" (limited to 4000 copies, each individually numbered, on orange vinyl, with an embossed sleeve) in stores.

The tracks will also be available from iTunes, presumably on May 26 as well.

Source: http://www.modestmouse.com/photoblog/2009/05/11/%E2%80%98satellite-skin%E2%80%99-7%E2%80%9D-single-on-may-26th/

Posted 2009/05/01 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Insound taking pre-orders for Satellite Skin and a new (hopefully the last) release date

Insound is taking pre-orders for the Satellite Skin 7", which they say is a limited release, and will be shipping on or before the May 26 release date (a week later than we reported two weeks ago).

Source: http://www.insound.com/search/results4.jsp?from=35073&query=Satellite+Skin++PRE-ORDER

Posted 2009/04/21 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release, Rumours/Rumors

Maybe he wanted it to be a shade of

A vinyl rep for Record Store Day in Nashville has stated that the Satellite Skin 7" was delayed, because the vinyl wasn't the specific shade of Orange that Isaac had in mind (This made Isaac mad. Very mad! You've seen Isaac mad right? He gets his grump on). The rep said the 7" will now be "available" on May 19. Thanks to Rocky for this rumour.
Posted 2009/04/05 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Bad news for people who like...

...7" singles. The Record Store Day website is reporting that the Satellite Skin 7" will not be ready in time for Record Store Day on April 18.

Source: http://www.recordstoreday.com

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 2009/03/12 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material, Release

Four 7" Singles and One EP

Modest Mouse will be releasing their new 8-song EP No One?s First and You?re Next in early August. In the months leading up to that they will be releasing four 7" Singles.

The first one will be released on orange vinyl and contain Satellite Skin and Guilty Cocker Spaniel as its A and B sides respectivly.

The 7"'s look to be exclusive to independant record stores, similar to how the King Rat 7" was put out, with the first one starting to appear on shelves around April 18.

Thanks to Mike for this Info.

Source: http://www.vvinyl.com/record_store_day/

Posted 2009/03/08 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, Release, Rumours/Rumors

Interstate 8 and The Fruit that Ate Itself to be re-released

Isaac mentioned after last night's show in Atlanta, GA that Intertstate 8 and The Fruit that Ate Itself are to be re-released on Vinyl.
Posted 2009/02/24 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Eric Judy, New Material, Release

EP Status

A member of www.modmouse.com managed to speak to Eric Judy after last night's show in Visalia, CA. Eric mentioned that the EP has been recorded (a fact that has been confirmed by other band members for quite a few months now), but that they were experiencing some "kinks," and that they were hoping to get it out in the next 6 months. There is also the possibility that they may be adding another song. The title they are going with seems to still be the one that Isaac told the crowd in North Myrtle Beach last year: Nobody's Next And You're First.

The rumoured track listing so far consists of:

Posted 2007/08/21 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Jeremiah Green, Release, Side Project

The release date for the new album from Jeremiah's side project, the Vells, has been pushed back one week. "Integretron" will now be released September 18th. The album is still being released track by track for free from imputor?'s website.

Source: http://www.imputor.com/news.php#182

Posted 2007/08/17 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release
Long time Modest Mouse photographer, Pat Graham, has a new book out showcasing his work with Modest Mouse, as well as other bands like Fugazi, The Shins, Blonde Redhead and others. He is currently on tour with the band once again and samples of his work can be seen on www.modestmouse.com via their new Photo Blog. Signed copies of the book are also currently available from Akashic Books.
Posted 2007/08/17 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Jeremiah Green, Release, Side Project
Jeremiah Green's side project, the Vells, have a new album coming out September 11th entitled "Integretron." Jeremiah is credited as performing drums, guitar and vocals on the new album and word has it, that this will be his last album with the group. The album is being released by imputor?, who are currently releasing a new track each day for download via their web site, making the entire album free for download for a limited time. Currently, the first 3 tracks of the album are available. [Link]
Posted 2007/05/14 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Dashboard single to be released in the UK & Japanese bonus DVD

"Dashboard" will be released as a CD/7" single in the United Kingdom on May 28th. The b-side for both releases will be "King Rat." The single will so far only be available in North America as an import, due for release on May 31st. [Link]

"We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank" is also slated for a June 6th release in Japan, including a bonus DVD. No information yet on what that DVD might contain, but the CD part of the package contains the standard 14 tracks.

Posted 2007/04/10 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, New Material, Release

Talks of a new EP in the works and a

Isaac has said that the band are looking at putting out an EP of songs that didn't make the album and mentions song titles such as "Autumn Beds," "Tie The Lake Down" and "The Whale Song." No mention of when this will be released. He has also mentioned that Heath Ledger and his production company want to do an animated music video for "King Rat" and have Terry Gilliam help out with some of the animations. Thanks to Jeff for the link.

Source: http://vh1blog.vh1.com/2007/04/exclusive_modes.html

Posted 2007/03/20 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank

"We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank," Modest Mouse's 5th full studio album has been officially released today. Haven't got a copy yet? Well click on that shiny album cover on the top right hand side of the site and support us by ordering a copy through Amazon. Fan club tickets have also gone on sale. Otherwise, tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday and Sunday through Ticketmaster. For more information on when and where Modest Mouse will be performing over the next 2 or so months, please refer to the tour section.
Posted 2007/03/19 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Deluxe CD delayed

Bad news, there seems to be a problem with the packaging of the deluxe version of "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank" according to Sony, pushing the release date of the deluxe version back by 2-3 weeks. Insound are however reporting the new shipping date for the deluxe version as March 30th.

UPDATE: We've been receiving messages that the deluxe version has been available at some Best Buys. Thanks to Rob for this news.

Posted 2007/02/27 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material, Release

Limited Edition 7

Certain retailers are including a limited edition 7" if you pre-order "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank" from them before March 20th. The 7" includes the album track "Fire It Up," as well as an unreleased B-side "King Rat." This offer is currently available from Insound and Generation Records.
Posted 2007/02/06 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release
Modest Mouse's 5th full studio album "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank" is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com. If you feel that you'd like to support Interstate-8.com, please order it through us.
Posted 2007/01/29 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Possible album artwork?

www.modestmousemusic.com has been updated with what could possibly be the artwork and colour scheme for the new album, "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank."
Posted 2007/01/29 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

"Dashboard", the first single off Modest Mouse's upcoming album, "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank," is now available for download from iTunes. The rest of the album, due to be released March 20th, is now also available for pre-order from them as well. The iTunes pre-order also comes with an extra video track entitled "A Fisherman's Tale," which is a behind the scenes look into the making of the group's latest video.

There also seems to now be conflicting album art between iTunes and MySpace, iTunes having a similar cover to the single and MySpace having one similar to what we reported on earlier today.

Source: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPreorder?id=213723021&s=143455

Posted 2007/01/26 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank - tracklist and release date

And so the news you've all been waiting for, the date that has been bounced around and speculated on for the past month has now finally been confirmed. The new album will be out March 20th, with a preorder starting on January 30th from iTunes.

The final track list has been confirmed as follows:

  1. March Into The Sea
  2. Dashboard
  3. Fire It Up
  4. Florida*
  5. Parting Of The Sensory
  6. Missed The Boat*
  7. We've Got Everything*
  8. Fly Trapped In A Jar
  9. Education
  10. Little Motel
  11. Steam Engenius
  12. Spitting Venom
  13. People As Places As People
  14. Invisible

* Featuring James Mercer of The Shins on backing vocals.

Some tracks also appear to have changed titles since they first appeared on set lists or were mentioned in previous articles. The Spin article also mentions a few West Coast gigs are apparently going to be planned for March. Thanks to Jake for all this fantastic info. [Billboard] [Pitchfork] [Spin]

Posted 2007/01/17 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Release

Release Date -

There seem to be so many different dates floating around at the moment, and most seem to be pointing now to a March 20 release date for Modest Mouse's 5th studio album "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank". Here's an article that claims it got this information "Straight from the label." Well if it's on the internet, it must be true! Thanks to Eric for the link.

Source: http://www.silentuproar.com/news/individual.php?newsid=9993&back=yes

Posted 2007/01/07 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material, Release

Dashboard single, Dashboard single and more Dashboard single

I'm behind on news, this is mainly due to me moving halfway across the planet since December 30th, so for those of you who don't know yet... "Dashboard" made it's debut on January 1st. A streaming version can be found on www.modestmousemusic.com. The single is due to be released on January 16th to radio stations.

Source: http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003527250

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