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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 BestMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / February 3, 2015

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… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 2, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2015

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 storyMore »

By: Chris DeVille / January 19, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / December 16, 2014

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 thi… More »

By: James Rettig / December 15, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 14, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 8, 2014

Watch A Meteor Fly Over Modest Mouse Playing “Dark Center Of The Universe” At Fun Fun Fun Fest

During Modest Mouse's set at Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend, a meteor flew over the stage while the band was playing "Dark Center Of The Universe." A pretty cool confluence of events given the song's title. The American Meteor Society reports that the meteor in question was "at least four feet wide, weighed… More »

By: James Rettig / November 10, 2014

Photos: Project Pabst 2014

It's just about the end of festival season, but Portland gave us one more this past weekend: Project Pabst, the Milwaukee beer company's music festival. The festival brought together Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, GZA, Speedy Ortiz, and more. It also included some local heroes such as Shabazz Palaces and Red Fang. We sent photographer… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 29, 2014

Hear Modest Mouse’s Previously Unreleased “White Lies, Yellow Teeth” From The Lonesome Crowded West Reissue

This fall, Isaac Brock's Glacial Pace Records along with Fat Possum will release vinyl reissues of Modest Mouse's classic first two albums, 1996's This Is a Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About and 1997's The Lonesome Crowded West. Those reissues will be paired with 7"s featuring previously unreleased songs recorded by the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 3, 2014

Osheaga 2014: Lorde, The Replacements, HAIM, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, & More

More than most North American cities, Montreal gets it right when it comes to hosting music festivals. Fortunate enough to have a setting like Parc Jean-Drapeau, located in the heart of the city, a five-minute subway ride from downtown, the Canadian city is able to pull off a music-and-arts festival like Osheaga with relative ease. More »

By: Adrien Begrand / August 4, 2014

Fun Fun Fun Fest Replaces Death Cab With Modest Mouse, Death Grips With Murder City Devils

We could have concluded Death Grips weren't playing Fun Fun Fun Fest even if the organizers hadn't poked fun at the band's recent breakup. Now it turns out Death Cab For Cutie -- another Death band, albeit one almost entirely on the other side of the musical spectrum -- have pulled out too. More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 8, 2014

Big Boi Says Modest Mouse Collab Is Still Happening, Plans EP With Phantogram

On Thursday night, Big Boi DJed a Coachella party in advance of his second reunion performance as Outkast (which was apparently much better, if you believe music critic Twitter) and dropped some hints to The Hollywood Reporter about what he'll be up to for the rest of the year. On the rumored Modest Mouse… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2014

Good News For People Who Love Bad News Turns 10

"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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 4, 2014

Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips Headline Inaugural Huson Project Festival

The summer festival scene grows ever more crowded, and now a fairly major new one called the Hudson Project Festival has announced that it'll come to Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York (near the site of the original Woodstock) 7/11-13. Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, the Flaming Lips, and dance music dude Bassnectar will serve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2014

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we're looking forward to hearing, enjoying,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013

Backtrack: Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West

Modest Mouse grew up in public, but popular opinion is that they really truly figured it out with 2000's The Moon & Antarctica, creating one of those of albums that points to some just-out-of-reach understanding of the world. Listening to it, I knew I would eventually understand what Isaac Brock was singing about, but I… More »

By: Sam Hockley-Smith / August 21, 2013

Watch Modest Mouse Play More New Songs In Pomona

In between Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 of Coachella, Modest Mouse played a show at the Fox Theater in Pomona where they more performed new material after unveiling "Be Brave" during their first stint in Indio. Watch fan videos of "Shit In Your Cut" and "Sugar Boat" below, the latter being something we heard… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 22, 2013
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