In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week: our favorite songs that come in at over 10 minutes long. Modest Mouse, “Trucker’s Atlas” (1997) Indie-rock snobs of the cardigan variety like to make fun of jam bands, which is ironic considering the genre also has a predilection for extended live versions. Show More Summary
Hey, remember that music festival that’s been going on in Portland for the last 20 years? Good, because it’s MusicfestNW time again, and for the second year of its transformed self, the fest is returning to the waterfront for three days, August 21-23. Show More Summary
American Roots Festival, LLC and Live Nation have announced the American Roots Music & Arts Festival. North Carolina’s own Eric Church, headlines two days of a line-up of artists including Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, Willie...Show More Summary
photo: Modest Mouse at Prospect Park in July (more by David Andrako) Modest Mouse have already played three NYC shows in support of this year's Strangers to Ourselves, and they've now added a Long Island stop to their ongoing tour.....
Saturday Night Live's Vanessa Bayer has returned as media coach Janessa Slater in the latest episode of Above Average's web series Sound Advice, this time featuring Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock. In the past, the series—which was created by Vanessa and her brother (and Noisey contributor) Jonah Bayer—has featured artists such as HAIM, Drake, and NOFX. Show More Summary
First piece of advice: Lose the name, because "modesty is for losers."
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 terrible advice to musicians. She’s previously annoyed people like...Show More Summary
"Saturday Night Live"'s Vanessa Bayer stars in the Above Average web series "Sound Advice" as Janessa Slater, the least helpful publicist in the universe. In the past, she has "advised" artists such as Jenny Lewis, Drake, TV on the Radio, Sleater-Kinney, St. Show More Summary
by Andrew Sacher Joe Plummer, who you know as drummer for Modest Mouse, The Shins, The Black Heart Procession, Mister Heavenly and Cold War Kids, now has a new project called Built In Sun, which his him and his former...
Beat finally asked me about the strange titles of my Tour Divide posts. They're lyrics from the most recent Modest Mouse album, "Strangers to Ourselves." I listened to this album rather incessantly during the ride, and it became the background score to many high and low moments along those dusty roads. Show More Summary
photos by David Andrako After opening their sold-out show at Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell last night with the rallying call of "Fire It Up," Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock announced that he had some minor concerns about...
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 promo trail lately, and last night, those promotional efforts brought them to Late Night With Seth Meyers. On that show, they played the pleasingly ramshackle album track “Pups To Dust.” […]
More late night screen time in support of Strangers To Ourselves.
Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC Modest Mouse have made several appearances on TV in recent months behind their new album Strangers to Ourselves. Last night, they appeared on "Late Night with Seth Meyers", where they performed "Pups to Dust". Watch below.
photo: Modest Mouse @ Forrest Hills Tennis Stadium, 2014 (more by PSquared) photo: Mourn @ Mercury Lounge in March (more by Amanda Hatfield) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some...
Riot Fest organizers unveiled the West Side festival's daily lineup Tuesday, with No Doubt headlining the first day and Modest Mouse and Snoop Dogg closing out the three-day fest.
If you’ve been having music festival withdrawal in the wake of the Shaky Knees, Shaky Boots and CounterPoint festivals and don’t think you can hold out until Music Midtown in September,...
"It’s just a constant shtshow of fights" — funny, the dream of the '90s didn't mention anything about that!
Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock lives in Portland, Oregon, but he's not at all excited about it. In an interview with Polish website Onet, Brock had some harsh things to say about the city, as Willamette Week points out (via Stereogum). You can watch the video of his interview below. "I didn't mean to live in Portland," he said. Show More Summary
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). The latest to join these ranks is Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, who had some particularly nasty things to say about the City Of Roses during an interview in Poland. […]