Portlandia is a show by, for, and about indie rock types, so it’s no surprise that indie big dogs show up in sketches every so often. This past weekend’s episode featured two. St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, who first collaborated with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein back when they were the online sketch duo ThunderAnt, played a model who showed off a proposed police-uniform redesign. Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock, meanwhile, played someone attempting to donate records to the local elementary school. Watch both of their sketches below.
Also, we asked Fred Armisen to name his 10 favorite Portland bands. Here’s what he gave us.
In no particular order:
- Rebecca Gates
- The Shins
- The Decemberists
- Helio Sequence
- Modest Mouse
- Elliott Smith
- Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks
Portlandia airs Fridays at 10 on IFC.