Johnny Marr Joins Modest Mouse

Rolling Stone has a update on the ex-Smiths axeman’s ongoing collaboration with Modest Mouse: it’s become a full time gig!

According to Brock, Marr?s membership is so unequivocal, he will tour with MM in support of their next record, tentatively titled We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank and tentatively due this fall. ?He made a cautious commitment to write and record with us, and then the tighter we got, he was like, ?okay, let?s tour too,?? Brock said. ?Then he was pretty much a member of the band – not pretty much. He?s a full blown member of the band. It?s really fuckin? nice.?

Didn’t see that one coming. Good news for people who love Meat Is Murder?