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Year: 2014 | Month: March
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 2014/03/11 at 11:12 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Tour

More tour dates for May (and August)

A whole bunch of shows have been announced on ModestMouse.com this morning for the month of May, as well as another Festival Date in August.

As of now, the bands touring schedule looks like this:

Date Venue Location Band Ticket Info
2014/05/01 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR, US MM  
2014/05/02 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR, US MM  
2014/05/09 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC, US MM  
2014/05/10 Atlantic Station Atlanta, GA, US MM Tickets
2014/05/12 Civic Theatre New Orleans, LA, US MM  
2014/05/14 Fillmore Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL, US MM  
2014/05/16 Beacham Theater Orlando, FL, US MM  
2014/05/17 101 E Beach Blvd Gulf Shores, AL, US MM Tickets
2014/05/19 The National Richmond, VA, US MM  
2014/05/20 The Norva Norfolk, VA, US MM  
2014/05/21 Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks Bethlehem, PA, US MM  
2014/05/23 Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown, NY, US MM  
2014/05/24 Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown, NY, US MM Sold Out
2014/05/25 City Hall Plaza Boston, MA, US MM Tickets
2014/08/02 Parc-Jean Drapeau Montreal, QC, CA MM Tickets

Most dates seem to go on sale this coming Friday. Details and presale passwords are on Modest Mouse's website.

Of note, is that a lot of these dates are in cities/states the band has not performed in five or more years.

Thanks to Jennifer, Logan H. and Jason P. for bringing all of this info to our attention.

Source: Modest Mouse

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

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