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Watch Modest Mouse Perform “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box” & “Wicked Campaign” On Kimmel

Modest Mouse have been making TV appearances to promote their new album, Strangers To Ourselves, which was released in March. The band played on The Tonight Show, CBS This Morning, and The Late Show With James Corden. Last night, Modest Mouse performed two of the LP’s stand-out tracks “The Ground Walks, With Time In A… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 30, 2015 - 9:21 am

The Week In Pop: What’s Next For Zayn Malik, One Direction, And The World?

Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction was announced the only way it could be in 2015, via an official statement on the group’s Facebook page. (I suppose a series of Snapchats would also have been appropriate.) The crucial sentence and obvious pullquote is this: “I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 26, 2015 - 10:39 am

Watch Modest Mouse Perform “Be Brave” As The First Musical Guests On The Late Late Show With James Corden

Modest Mouse were the first musical guests on the new Late Late Show With James Corden, which got its start at the beginning of the week. The band performed Strangers To Ourselves track “Be Brave,” and the nine-member band and their intricate setup certainly gave the new stage and sound system a proper workout. You… More »

By: James Rettig / March 25, 2015 - 9:02 am

Watch Modest Mouse Play CBS This Morning Saturday

Modest Mouse brought their Strangers To Ourselves press tour to CBS This Morning: Saturday today. The band performed “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box” and “Coyotes,” and Isaac Brock sat down for a surprisingly friendly interview with Anthony Mason. Watch all of it below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 21, 2015 - 3:06 pm

Modest Mouse – “Lampshades On Fire” Video

Modest Mouse’s new video for their Strangers To Ourselves single “Lampshades On Fire” is a dizzy barrage of fucked-up and surreal imagery, presented almost entirely without context. A needle pierces a cheek. A mousetrap snaps on some guy’s tongue. A naked man jumps on a bed while Orange Is The New Black star Natasha Lyonne… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 11:59 am

Modest Mouse Launch A Strangers To Ourselves “Linguistic Remix Generator”

To accompany their new album Strangers To Ourselves, Modest Mouse have released what they’re calling a “linguistic remix generator.” If you head over to this website and type in a phrase of up to 96 characters, it’ll generate a visualizer and a short looped remix based on samples from the album, supposedly using letter frequency… More »

By: Peter Helman / March 18, 2015 - 9:42 pm

Watch Modest Mouse Play “Lampshades On Fire” On The Tonight Show

During all the years they spent between albums, Modest Mouse never really stopped touring. So now that it’s time to promote their new Strangers To Ourselves, they’re a polished and locked-in live band. Last night, they squeezed their full nine-piece touring lineup onto Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show stage and played “Lampshades On Fire,” their obtusely… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015 - 8:44 am

Premature Evaluation: Modest Mouse Strangers To Ourselves

It feels like Modest Mouse have been away forever, so it’s easy to forget that their decline into mediocrity is only one or two albums deep. (If you think The Moon & Antarctica is less than a masterpiece, you’re reading the wrong review.) Whether they fell off one or two albums ago depends on how… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 16, 2015 - 9:05 am

Modest Mouse Plan “Partner” Album Out Soon After Strangers To Ourselves

It’s been eight years since the last time they managed to release a new LP, but Modest Mouse are a week away from releasing their new album Strangers To Ourselves. It’s looking like we won’t have to wait anywhere near that long before they come out with something new. Speaking to HMV, frontman Isaac Brock… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 10, 2015 - 8:34 am

Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock Says “The Best Room” Is About A UFO Encounter

In March 1997, thousands of people in Phoenix saw lights in the sky, and the “Phoenix Lights” story is one of the great mythical UFO sightings in history. Isaac Brock was there. The Modest Mouse frontman recently told Studio 360’s Kurt Anderson the story: He was on his way to master the album The LonesomeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015 - 9:14 am

Modest Mouse – “Of Course We Know”

“Of Course We Know,” the latest single we’ve heard from Modest Mouse’s forthcoming album Strangers To Ourselves, is the band at its most epic. It’s a slow-burning psychedelic track with more than a bit of Ennio Morricone in it, and it might be the best of the album tracks we’ve yet heard. Strangers To OurselvesMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2015 - 8:40 am

Modest Mouse – “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box”

“The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box” sounds like something Matthew McConaughey might’ve said during a True Detective voiceover, but no, it’s a new Modest Mouse song. The new Modest Mouse album Strangers To Ourselves drops next month, and we’ve already heard new tracks “Coyotes,” “Lampshades On Fire,” and “The Best Room.” The latest… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Modest Mouse – “The Best Room”

On the heels of “Coyotes” and “Lampshades On Fire,” Modest Mouse have shared “The Best Room,” the penultimate track from their upcoming new album Strangers To Ourselves. The song’s pretty political, taking issue with the degradation of Western civilization: “Let loose with your charms, go reckless unharmed, we all signed the card: ‘Get well, but… More »

By: James Rettig / February 3, 2015 - 12:02 am

Ben Gibbard & Mark Kozelek Discuss St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, & Elliott Smith In Another Published Email Thread

Last November, Ben Gibbard and Mark Kozelek shared a chain of email exchanges about alienating their fans, living in California, and the gentrification of San Francisco. In the latest installment of The Thread, Ben Gibbard and Kozelek correspond about their lives on the road and the difficulties of touring (Kozelek claims to be “Europed the… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 2, 2015 - 2:57 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was another strong week for music videos, and it hurt my heart to leave things like Ryan Hemsworth’s “Too Long Here” and Majid Jordan’s “Forever” off. Even with all the strong videos out this week, though, the list feels like something of a placeholder for whenever Björk gives us some dizzy new vision for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Modest Mouse – “Coyotes” Video

“Coyotes” is the second song to be shared from Modest Mouse’s Strangers To Ourselves following “Lampshades On Fire.” It’s the Modest Mouse equivalent of a power ballad, and it arrives in the context of a video starring a coyote. Per fan site Interstate 8, “The video is inspired by the true story of a coyote… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 19, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Here’s Modest Mouse’s Strangers To Ourselves Album Cover

Modest Mouse has revealed the album artwork for their upcoming new record Strangers To Ourselves — that’s it above. It’s a satellite photograph of Venture Out RV Resort in Mesa, Arizona. The reveal comes on the heels of the release of lead single “Lampshades On Fire” earlier today. The band has also set up a… More »

By: James Rettig / December 16, 2014 - 12:41 am

Modest Mouse – “Lampshades On Fire”

Modest Mouse have shared a new song called “Lampshades On Fire,” the lead single to their new album Strangers To Ourselves, their first full-length since 2007’s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank. The track was sent to fans via a limited-edition 7″ over the weekend, and it debuted on radio earlier this morning. More »

By: James Rettig / December 15, 2014 - 10:45 am

Modest Mouse’s New Album Is Called Strangers To Ourselves

Modest Mouse teased a new single called “Lampshades On Fire” last week. It’s set to premiere at radio Monday, but some fans are receiving test pressings of the song ahead of time, and they’re arriving with a note that says Modest Mouse’s new album will be called Strangers To Ourselves. The note also specifies a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 14, 2014 - 9:39 am

Modest Mouse Tease “Lampshades On Fire” 7″ On Instagram

Modest Mouse have been working on the follow-up to 2007’s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank for what feels like an eternity — news of an as yet unheard collaboration with Big Boi arrived well over three years ago — but it seems like Isaac Brock might finally be giving us some new… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 8, 2014 - 12:47 pm
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