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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 »

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 »

“Float On” was such a mindfuck at the time. At this point, Modest Mouse is unquestioningly accepted as part of an easily digestible indie industrial complex, a band whose jagged edges have been shaved into smooth contours by time, money, and inertia. But those edges were plenty sharp when Modest Mouse began. In their earliest… More »

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Watch Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock Receive Terrible Advice From Vanessa Bayer

Vanessa Bayer's Sound Advice series centers around her incompetent and kind of pathetic media coach alter ago having awkward chats with and occasionally giving really…
Peter Helman | August 4, 2015 - 8:19 am

Watch Modest Mouse Play “Pups To Dust” On Seth Meyers

Earlier in 2015, Modest Mouse came back with Strangers To Ourselves, their first new album in quite a few years. They've been out on the…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2015 - 9:43 am

Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock Explains Why Portland Sucks

Ever since the dawning of Portlandia, it's become the cool thing to shit on Portland. (Full disclosure: I grew up 40 minutes outside the city).
Caitlin White | July 9, 2015 - 12:27 pm

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

Earlier this year, Modest Mouse returned from a years-long absence with the new album Strangers To Ourselves, and as we learn from their new video…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2015 - 11:27 am

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
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 30, 2015 - 9:21 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…
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
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…
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
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
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2015 - 8:44 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…
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…
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'…
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…
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
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 Sa…
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'…
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…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2015 - 12:39 pm
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