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Year: 2009 | Month: September
Posted 2009/09/24 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Another new UK date

Modest Mouse will also be performing at the Electric Ballroom in London on December 15. Tickets are now on sale.

Source: http://www.seetickets.com/see/price.asp?code=427725&userid={0C6F7576-C571-4C5E-802B-8BB8A453FBDE}&filler1=see&filler2=art-srch

Posted 2009/09/14 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

Modest Mouse returning to Ireland

Modest Mouse will be returning to the island in early December, as has been learned from support act Frightened Rabbit's tour schedule. This marks the second time Modest Mouse has toured there. The first time was in 2007, for an extremely short set at the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally. This time however, they will be performing five shows in four cities they have never played in before.

2009/12/04 Black Box Galway, IE
2009/12/05 Dolans Warehouse Limerick, IE
2009/12/07 Academy Dublin, IE
2009/12/08 Academy Dublin, IE
2009/12/09 Spring & Airbrake Belfast, UK

Tickets are not yet known to be on sale. We will try our best to keep you updated. Thanks to Neil for seding us the dates.

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

Posted 2009/09/13 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Video

The Whale Song gets a music video

Stills from a new video created for The Whale Song by Bent Image Lab have been uploaded to the company's Flickr account. The video was directed by Brazilian Director Nando Costa. There was a link to the video, but it's now been password protected. The video's concept is described as:
After entering his personal sanctuary, an artist is presented with a hand-crafted drawing tool that assists him in materializing his mental impressions. The machine discharges his thoughts as an endless web of yarn that guides him through his physical thoughts. The story progresses to reveal that he is divided between two worlds, one of dull reality and the second of warped memories. In the process of finding a way out of his consciousness, he is trapped between the two competing spaces, which eventually inflict lethal damage, acting as metaphors to self-destruction.
UPDATE: It's been uploaded to YouTube, if you haven't already seen it.

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bentimagelab/sets/72157622118153273/

Posted 2009/09/09 at 00:00 | By: Gregg | Tags: Tour

New UK dates

Two new dates have been added for later this year. December 10 in Glasgow and December 13 in Manchester, taking the band to a total of 4 dates in the UK. Please see the tour page for more info.
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.
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