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This Concert Had The Best Pyrotechnics Ever: An Actual Meteor

Forget Kiss and any other heavy metal band. The guys from the band Modest Mouse got the best pyrotechnics ever at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas, three days ago: an actual meteor blazing through the sky. Never the rock was so real in rock’n'roll. More »      

A meteor shot across the sky in the middle of a Modest Mouse concert.

2 weeks agoOdd : Happy Place

Good news for people who love meteors. On Saturday night, a 4,000 pound meteor landed in central Texas. It lit up the night sky, drawing 911 phone calls from concerned residents. The only people who weren't concerned were those attending...Show More Summary

Watch A Meteor Streak Across The Sky During A Modest Mouse Concert

Iunfortunatelywasn’tabletocatchModestMouse’ssetatFunFunFunFest,whichmeansnotonlydidImisshearing“DarkCenteroftheUniverse,”butalsoaGODDAMNMETEORAPPEARINGINTHESKYwhiletheywhereperformingtheaptly-titledsong.I’msurethatincrediblephenomenonwillhappenthenexttimeyouseeModestMouse,though,oncetheychangetheirnametoMeteorMouse.

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

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 about [...]

FFF Fest day 2 recap: Modest Mouse, King Diamond, Nas, Sick Of It All, Glassjaw, New Pornographers, TPOBPAH, more

words by Andrew Sacher, photos via BV Austin Instagram #kingdiamond at @funfunfunfest #funfunfunfest A photo posted by BVAustin (@bvaustin) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:34pm PST #nas at @funfunfunfest #funfunfunfest #illmatic A photo posted by BVAustin (@bvaustin) on Nov 11,...

Staff Picks: A gorgeous book, a quizzical app, and a new LP

Modest Mouse: Photographs by Pat Graham Pat Graham was roommates with Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock when Brock was still a weird kid scratching at his guitar and shouting into his microphone. (He still does that, I guess.) Graham...Show More Summary

Johnny Marr - Easy Money

Sounds like: Modest Mouse, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys Song: Johnny Marr - Easy Money What's so good? As close to a living legend in music as you can get these days, Johnny Marr could have gone off the boil at this point. While Morrissey's...Show More Summary

Ugly Casanova - Things I Don't Remember

Sounds like: Modest Mouse, PInback, The Good Life Song: Ugly Casanova - Things I Don't Remember What's so good? Today marks the wrap-up of four months of travel. Or is it 18 months of travel? I don't know... Basically, in June I left...Show More Summary

Photos: Project Pabst 2014

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 [...]

Project Pabst 2014: Portland’s Coolest 12-Pack

Tears for Fears, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, and many more worthy gulps.

Gengahr - Powder

Sounds like: Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Modest Mouse Song: Gengahr - Powder What's so good? With a name that will perplex many, London-based Gengahr bring a kind of "new" nostalgia to their listeners, with a mixture of classic Brit-pop and...Show More Summary

Modest Mouse take long drive with nothing to think about, end up deciding to reissue This is a Long Drive and Lonesome Crowded West

So, okay. These days, Modest Mouse pretty much seem to follow that Pixies-model of band-existence, wherein you just kinda exist to perennially remind people about the cool records you put out several decades earlier via various reissue campaigns and live tours. Show More Summary

Modest Mouse – White Lies, Yellow Teeth

Modest Mouse give fans a fresh taste of an old sound with unreleased track "White Lies, Yellow Teeth."

Modest Mouse to reissue first two albums with unreleased music

This Is a Long Drive... and The Lonesome Crowded West will be available on vinyl for the first time in a decade.

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

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 [...]

Mix Tape: Pooping Playlist

Requested by me • Compiled by will 01. Mac Demarco - “Brother” (Salad Days) 02. The Jesus And Mary Chain - “Just Like Honey” (Psychocandy) 03. Jay Reatard - “Turning Blue” (Blood Visions) 04. Modest Mouse - “Alone Down There” (The Moon And Antarctica) 05. Show More Summary

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