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Posted 2015/09/09 at 10:49 | By: Gregg | Tags: Glacial Pace Recordings, New Material, Ugly Casanova

Sharpen Your Teeth reissued with additional tracks

Glacial Pace has announced that Ugly Casanova's 2002 album Sharpen Your Teeth will be reissued this October on CD and LP.

The LP version has been out of print for a long time, and will include four additional tracks. Three of these tracks are available the other Ugly Casanova 7"s, the Magic Eye Singles compilation and the Diggin Holes single. The fourth track is an unreleased instrumental titled "They Devised a Plan to Fuck Forever".

It is presumed that with the addition of these four new tracks, the etching on the original vinyl will be removed. Glacial Pace is also doing a limited run of the vinyl on yellow / white wax.

Both the CD and LP are now available for pre-order from Glacial Pace's store.

Source: Ugly Casanova - "Sharpen Your Teeth" LP - Glacial Pace Recordings

Posted 2015/03/24 at 14:12 | By: Gregg | Tags: Lisa Molinaro, Modest Mouse, New Material, Side Project, Ugly Casanova

Unreleased Modest Mouse song to be packaged with the photo collection: Going Out is Going In

Update, 3/24 2:38 PM PST: James Joiner tweets us that it's a version of "Coyotes" with Lisa Molinaro on vocals.

180 Degrees South, the documentary that Ugly Casanova did the bulk of the soundtrack for back in 2010, followed the journey of Jeff Johnson as he traveled from Ventura, California to Patagonia, Chile.

Johnson and James Joiner are curating and editing a book, produced by Patagonia, entitled Going Out is Going In. The book is limited to 3,000 copies, with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity 1% for the Planet.

A free digital playlist of 43 artists is available for download on the inside cover of each copy. Modest Mouse will be one of those artists and has labeled the track as "an exclusive, never before heard Modest Mouse song."

No word yet on what the track is titled, but we'll update you as we hear more.

Source: Going Out Is Going In edited by Jeff Johnson and James Joiner

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 2015/03/14 at 10:53 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, New Material, Rumours/Rumors

Strangers to Ourselves commentary

It has been pointed out that the download codes that come with the LP version of Strangers to Ourselves, while at present to not permit one to download the actual album, do allow you to download what appear to be snippets of "commentary" on each track.

The tracks are all under a minute, some feature weird sound effects, some background singing, while a distorted Isaac rambles over the top of them. Sometimes not even about the song at all. Some do seem to fade off like there could be more, so these might just be previews of full commentary tracks that may be released along with the album on March 17th.

There is a companion track for every track on the album, except "God is an Indian and You're an Asshole," and each one features Isaac, except for "Wicked Campaign," who is unidentifiable (it may be Jeremiah speaking with an accent).

You can listen to the tracks via the link to MTV Germany below.

Source: Strangers to Ourselves - Track by Track Commentary (EP, Explicit) von Modest Mouse : MTV Music powered by Napster

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 2015/03/02 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 2015/02/16 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.

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.

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

Original Sad Sappy Sucker Cassette Surfaces

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted 2014/07/18 at 16:19 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, New Material, Video

Pistol live video

For those of you that don't follow us on Facebook or Twitter, Modest Mouse debuted a new song the other night in Columbus, OH called "Pistol".

Here's some video from the third performance of the song in Missoula, MT, which is a bit cleaner in terms of audio from the version Columbus.

Lastly, we'll be at tonight's show in Seattle, WA attempting to live tweet the setlist, so follow us on Twitter @Interstate_8.

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

Krist Novoselic guesting on new Modest Mouse album

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

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

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

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

So how are you spending your time besides political advocacy?

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

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

Thanks to @piratecrocodile for bringing this to our attention.

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

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

Big Boi talks Modest Mouse

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

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

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

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

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

Posted 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 2013/04/12 at 23:42 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Modest Mouse, New Material, Tour

Audible live version of Be Brave from Coachella

Modest Mouse performed the second stop of their short North American tour at the Coachella festival.

Marking it's second appearance in concert, was new track Be Brave and thanks to an earlier campaign to get the festival organizers to stream the festival, a higher quality version of the track has been recorded by Twitter user mylasdiralen. Catch the recording over on their website.

Source: Here's to Now: I recorded the new Modest Mouse song "Be Brave"...

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: www.interstate-8.com • View topic - names of the new songs played last night...

Posted 2012/05/21 at 09:10 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, New Material, Video

Video of new material from the Frost Revival festival

Video has surfaced from this past Saturday's performance at the Frost Revival festival in Palo Alto, CA of two new Modest Mouse songs.

The first is titled "Ansel", and isn't as new, as it was first performed earlier this year on 2012/01/25 at The Warfield in San Francisco. Back then it was given the unofficial fan title of "Mexico".

The second to our knowledge is a debut, and its title is "Heart Of Mine".

This brings the total new song count to five.

Thanks to Corey F and Bryan B for snagging a set list and clearing up all the new titles, Matt H for bring the video to our attention, and MrRosenthalification for taping.

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 2011/05/31 at 03:10 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material

Sasquatch Music Festival

NPR Radio Broadcast

Modest Mouse's recent gig at The Gorge during the Sasquatch Music Festival is now up for download on NPR Music's official website. The band played two new songs called Lampshades on Fire and Poison The Well. You can listen to these two songs below. Download the original unedited show (1 hr 42 min 36 sec) right from the NPR Music archive which includes all 20 songs played that night. You can see the set list here.

Alternatively, you can download the same show split into separate tracks from the Night On The Sun download archive.

Poison The Well

Lampshades on Fire

Source: Sasquatch 2011: Modest Mouse, Live In Concert

Posted 2011/05/29 at 09:50 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, New Material

New tracks surface at recent shows

Two new tracks have surfaced at Modest Mouse's recent live shows in Boise, Missoula and Spokane. The first track is titled "Lampshades On Fire", according to a set that was posted on Modest Mouse's Facebook page earlier. The second Isaac referred to as being titled "Poison".

Modest Mouse's set tonight at Sasquatch will also be streamed live on NPR. They are scheduled to be playing at 10 PM Pacific/1 AM Eastern.

Lampshades On Fire

Poison

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

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? - HitFix.com

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 2011/04/06 at 00:17 | By: Gregg | Tags: Jeremiah Green, New Material, Side Project

World Gang donate a song to Japanese disaster relief

Jeremiah Green and Darrin Wiener have donated an unreleased track, entitled (8)copy, to a compilation album that has been put together by Japanese label 7e.p. 7e.p. will be donating all proceeds from the album to the victims of the recent Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

The title, 'Resume', which implies recovering and persevering, was the idea of 'Sweet Dreams' publisher Norio Fukuda. The cover artwork was provided by renowned Olympia, WA. artist Nikki McClure. Moreover, Masaki Tada, who has worked on albums by moools and many other 7e.p. albums, offered his mastering expertise.

The compilation will be part 1 of a 3 album set, that will include a total of 45 tracks from 43 artists hailing from America, Canada, Australia, the U.K., the Netherlands and Japan.

Volume 1 can now be pre-ordered for an April 11 release through iTunes for the low price of $6.99. Other artists assosciated with Modest Mouse include Wolf Parade and Figg (Robin Peringer).

Source: 7e.p.

Posted 2011/03/21 at 21:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, New Material

Uncle Bunny Faces' finally rears its head

No telling if this bunny is an uncle...

Back in 2009 two uncirculated Modest Mouse demo tapes turned up on eBay titled "Tube-Fruit, All Smiles And Chocolate" and "Uncle Bunny Faces'". The first tape featured only Isaac, the second all three founding members.

When asked about the tapes after a show one night, Isaac mentioned that he viewed them not as home demos, but as albums, and that very few copies existed, almost all in the hands of friends.

While "Tube-Fruit, All Smiles And Chocolate" was quickly circulated amongst the trading community, "Uncle Bunny Faces'" was not. Until this past weekend that is, when a YouTube user, MusicIsFunn, uploaded the rough tracks to his/her channel. The tracks have since been uploaded to the Night on the Sun blog. If you're a fan of early (early!) Modest Mouse, they're worth a listen, but note the audio quality is poor at best.

Source: YouTube - MusicIsFunn's Channel

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 2010/06/22 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 2010/06/21 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, New Material, Side Project, Tour, Ugly Casanova

Pitchfork interview Isaac Brock

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

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

IB: Songs. That's that.

Pitchfork: Are they going in any particular direction?

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

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

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

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

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

Posted 2010/06/01 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, New Material, Side Project

Download

You can now download (and stream) Lay Me Down, a new Ugly Casanova track off the 180 Degrees South soundtrack from Stereogum.

Source: http://stereogum.com/392061/ugly-casanova-lay-me-down/mp3s/

Posted 2010/05/27 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, New Material, Side Project, Tour

An Interstate-8 visitor, Kevin, attended Tuesday night's show in Santa Monica, CA and managed to record Isaac's entire set. This includes the debut of Here's To Now, a new song off the 180 Degrees South soundtrack. Video after the jump.
Posted 2010/03/22 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, New Material, Side Project

Isaac to Score Music for a Cartoon

Thurop Van-Orman has mentioned via his deviantART page, that Isaac Brock is to collaborate with him on some music for an upcoming special of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.

Source: http://thurop.deviantart.com/journal/30964543/

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]
Posted 2009/07/16 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material

Stream History Sticks To Your Feet

History Sticks To Your Feet, the final unheard song from Modest Mouse's upcoming EP, No One's First And You're Next, is now streaming on Pitchfork's website.

Source: http://pitchfork.com/news/35935-new-modest-mouse-history-sticks-to-your-feet/

Posted 2009/07/14 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material

History Sticks To Your Feet upcoming stream

History Sticks To Your Feet will be streaming on Thursday, July 16 at Pitchfork. Thanks again to happywaydown for keeping us posted.

Source: http://www.thetripwire.com/news/2009/07/13/hear-modest-mouses-new-single-today/

Posted 2009/07/13 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material

Perpetual Motion Machine now streaming

No warning on this one. Perpetual Motion Machine is now streaming on Spin's website. The song appears to use the lyrics that have for a long time made up the jam that is known to fans as "Here Comes Trouble." It also appears to be the song that was mentioned to include the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Thanks to happywaydown for informing us.

Source: http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-song-modest-mouse-perpetual-motion-machine

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 2009/06/18 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: New Material

Autumn Beds...

...is now streaming at www.spinner.com. Remember that its b-side, the Whale Song, will be also be streaming on June 18 from www.thetripwire.com.

Source: http://www.spinner.com/2009/06/16/modest-mouse-autumn-beds-song-premiere/

Posted 2009/06/11 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material

Audio Premieres

Just like Satellite Skin and Guilty Cocker Spaniels, you will be able to hear streaming audio of Autumn Beds and the Whale Song before the June 23 release.

Autumn Beds will be available on www.spinner.com on June 16, and the Whale Song will be available on www.thetripwire.com on June 18.

Thanks to Paul D for the news.

Source: http://blurt-online.com/news/view/2395/

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: 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 2009/05/18 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material
Posted 2009/05/12 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material

Satellite Skin

Satellite Skin's audio is now streaming on Modest Mouse's MySpace page.

Source: http://www.myspace.com/modestmouse

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.

Source: http://pitchfork.com/news/35257-shins-james-mercer-spills-about-lineup-changes-new-album-other-projects/

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 2009/02/26 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: New Material

New Song: Guilty Cocker Spaniel?

The unknown/new song that has been performed at the last 2 shows has been identified as Guilty Cocker Spaniel thanks to MC, who managed to pick up a set list after the show last night in Tempe, AZ. The only lyrics I can make out from the recording that is circulating are "probably never know" and "well I'll just have to let him play until I buy a cat." The song starts out quite playfully until being drowned out in Modest Mouse distortion.

UPDATE: Video from the Los Angeles, CA performance after the jump.
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 2008/01/27 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, New Material, Side Project, Tour

Bits and Pieces

In a small interview in the latest Rolling Stone magazine, Isaac has reported that the band's current priority is to finish work on the new EP, described as "repolished outtakes from MM's last two discs." He will also be singing with Frank Black and the Catholics on a re-creation of Lee Hazlewood's first album "Trouble is a Lonesome Town." The band will also start work on a new album this coming March. And lastly, that Modest Mouse will be touring with R.E.M. this Spring. Thanks to Mike for the info.
Posted 2007/11/15 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, New Material

Modest Mouse/Built to Spill covers album in the works?

Modest Mouse's publicist has stated, although the project is not yet 100% confirmed, that the band want to work on a covers album with Built To Spill and Love As Laughter, where all 3 bands cover each other's material. The album would then hopefully see a release some time in 2008. Built To Spill though have yet to be informed about the idea.

Source: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/47134-modest-mousebuilt-to-spill-covers-lp-in-the-works

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 2007/02/27 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 2007/01/07 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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