Modest Mouse Unveil Frantic, Stomping New Song

December 16, 2014

Modest Mouse have released the frantic, bounding "Lampshades on Fire," the first taste of their upcoming new album, Strangers to Ourselves. The band enlisted numerous fans to help announce the album, sending them a double-A side 7-inch...


Modest Mouse Confirm New Album 'Strangers to Ourselves'

December 14, 2014

Eight long years after Modest Mouse released their We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Isaac Brock's influential indie rock outfit will return in March 2015 with a new LP titled Strangers to Ourselves. The album will be preceded by...


Death Cab for Cutie, Jack Johnson to Headline Boston Calling

January 28, 2014

Death Cab for Cutie, Jack Johnson and Modest Mouse will top an impressive bill for this year's Boston Calling Music Festival, set for May 23rd-25th at Boston's City Hall Plaza. The festival, which will take place over three days for the first time,...



Nirvana Meets Modest Mouse on New LP

September 27, 2013

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic plays on Modest Mouse LP. The bassist told Spotify in a recent interview that the new album is "pretty edgy," Insterstate-8 reports.  "I've got my big Gibson bass and a Rat distortion pedal busting out . . . this...


Album Premiere: Johnny Marr Breaks Solo Ground With 'The Messenger'

February 18, 2013

Johnny Marr has had quite a career with the Smiths, Modest Mouse, the Cribs, The The and more, but his solo debut has been a long time coming. On February 26th, the guitarist will release his first solo album, The Messenger; it's filled with Brit-pop...


Modest Mouse Cancel European Tour to Work on New Album

June 6, 2013

Modest Mouse have canceled their upcoming tour of Europe and the United Kingdom to continue working on their new album, the band announced on their website today. "We do appreciate our fans and promise that we will make it up to you next year," the note...



Song Premiere: Johnny Marr, 'The Right Thing Right'

December 4, 2012

Johnny Marr's prolific career spans three decades and bands like the Smiths, Modest Mouse, the Cribs, The The and more. Now, on February 26th, the guitarist will release The Messenger, his first proper solo album. On album cut "The Right Thing Right,"...


Beck, Fiona Apple Deliver Old Hits at Governor's Ball

June 25, 2012

If Beck were not a solo artist, his recent shows, including his Sunday night headlining set at Governor's Ball in New York, might be considered something of a reunion tour. He's back with the same core group of musicians he played with back in the prime...


Metallica Bring Thrash and Power to Opening Day at Orion

June 24, 2012

The Arctic Monkeys deserve a medal for taking the pre-Metallica bullet on the first day of the Orion Music + More festival. While their set time immediately before the headlining hosts’ may have looked good on paper, what it really meant was that...



Eddie Vedder, Joanna Newsom to Guest Star on 'Portlandia'

November 9, 2011

Eddie Vedder, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock and songwriter Joanna Newsom will be featured guests on the new season of the IFC sketch comedy show Portlandia, set to premiere January 6th. Co-created by SNL's Fred Armisen and...


Digest: Big Boi Recording With Modest Mouse

April 28, 2011

Big Boi Teams Up With Modest MouseOutkast rapper Big Boi has announced in a series of tweets that he is in the studio working on new music with Modest Mouse. No details about the collaboration have been revealed, but Big Boi has indicated that the recording...


Broken Social Scene Cover Modest Mouse

May 19, 2011

In this video filmed for The Voice Project, an online series that raises money for troubled women in Uganda, members of the Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene perform a cover of Modest Mouse's tune "The World At Large." After chatting...



Artists Break Free of the Album

October 29, 2009

When Radiohead released two new tracks – "I Harry Patch (In Memory Of)" and "These Are My Twisted Words" – through their website recently, they were just the latest in a growing number of musicians, managers and labels that are eagerly exploring...


Black Eyed Peas, Modest Mouse Draw Biggest Bumbershoot Crowd

September 8, 2009

After 36 hours of wet, discouraging weather, Bumbershoot saw its biggest crowds on Monday for final-day headliners Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand and Black Eyed Peas. Props to the young music fans of the Pacific Northwest: without enthusiastic teens and...


Heath Ledger's Video For Modest Mouse's "King Rat" Premieres

August 4, 2009

The Heath Ledger-directed video for Modest Mouse's "King Rat" premiered today, over 18 months after the Academy Award-winning actor passed away tragically at the age of 28. The blueprint for the video was mapped out at the time of Ledger's...


Modest Mouse's Brock Calls New "Whale Song" Video a "Favorite"

October 8, 2009

When Rolling Stone caught up with Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock around the time the band released their Heath Ledger-directed video for "King Rat," the singer-guitarist promised they were cooking up something equally eye-popping for the next clip from their...


M.I.A., Modest Mouse, The Dead Weather Heat Up Outside Lands

August 31, 2009

M.I.A. delivered a kicking and screaming Beastie Boys mash-up medley Sunday afternoon to tens of thousands at Outside Lands in San Francisco's woodsy Golden Gate Park. Clad in a garish, gorgeous tiger print dress complete with blazing red tiger ear-shaped...



Modest Mouse Lead "Float On" Sing-Along at Rothbury

July 4, 2008

Midway through Modest Mouse's Friday evening Rothbury set, frontman Isaac Brock recounted how he recently tried to tackle bandmate Tom Peloso because the bassist was "standing there all happy." The failed attempt at channeling Bruce Smith left Brock with...


New Rothbury Festival to Hit U.S. in July: Matthews, Mayer, Snoop, Modest Mouse

February 13, 2008

A new, environmentally conscious music festival is about to hit the ever-growing U.S. market July 4th weekend: AEG Live (the folks behind Coachella) and Madison House Presents are introducing the Rothbury Festival, to be held in Rothbury, Michigan on...