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The Office Almost Used Modest Mouse for Its Theme Song, Because 2005 Was a Truly Different Time

Aside from championing cringe comedy and cursing the world with “that's what she said,” one of the The Office's early trademarks was its theme song, which, let's be honest, you're probably tapping out on your laptop right now. But according to Rainn Wilson's memoir The Bassoon King, the show almost... More »

Rainn Wilson Reveals Modest Mouse’s “Float On” Was Almost The Office’s Theme Song

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Rainn Wilson, best known as Dwight from The Office, just published his new memoir The Bassoon King: My Life In Art, Faith, And Idiocy this week. And in one passage, he details the story behind The Office’s theme song: There was an interesting process to decide on our theme song. Many songs were being considered […]

Cerberus: Taxidermists - Honesty Box

Taxidermists are to Pavement/Duster what Fat History Month are to Modest Mouse/Built To Spill. Does that compute? Or maybe: Taxidermists are to Stephen Malkmus what Purling Hiss are to Kurt Cobain. Hell I don't know, Honesty Box is such an anomaly amid my tape pile I'm ready to praise it to high heavens without even being done with the first side. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Taxidermists - Honesty Box

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Nov 05 2015 Taxidermists are to Pavement/Duster what Fat History Month are to Modest Mouse/Built To Spill. Does that compute? Or maybe: Taxidermists are to Stephen Malkmus what Purling Hiss are to Kurt Cobain. Show More Summary

2015 Voodoo Fest day 1 in pics: Florence, Metric, Joey Bada$$, Modest Mouse, Gerard Way, The Joy Formidable & more

photos by Gretchen Robinette Florence / Modest Mouse / Metric @ Voodoo Fest 10/30/2015 Taking one of her few moments to stand still at centerstage as her 10 fellow band-members sonically introduced themselves, Welch's hands orchestrated their sound. Long, thin...

Stereogum At Voodoo 2015: Toyota Music Den Schedule

Stereogum will be at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans this weekend taking in sets from the likes of Chance The Rapper, Florence + The Machine, Modest Mouse, Jack Ü, Jane’s Addiction, Title Fight, and Ozzy Osbourne (backed by an all-star band including Slash, Tom Morello, and Geezer Butler). In addition, we’ll join Spin and […]

Today's Top 5: Tuesday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 27, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Modest Mouse at Uptown Amphitheater • Les Vampires: Silent Film w/ Ethan Uslan at Petra's • Night of 500 Laughs at The Comedy Zone • Halloween Party & Costume Contest at Whisky River • Paisley Fields at Crown Station Pub …

What's going on Thursday? (Kendrick Lamar, Braids, The Ex, Dave Gahan, Modest Mouse, Opeth, Bongzilla & more)

photo: Kendrick Lamar at Sweetlife Fest 2015 (more by Mimi Hong) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Future, Fetty Wap, Meek Mill, Jeremih, Jidenna,...

Rare Monk - Warning Pulse

Sounds like: Phoenix, Modest Mouse, Mainland Song: Rare Monk - Warning Pulse What's so good? Rare Monk grabbed my attention last year when they covered Bill Wither's "Ain't No Sunshine." That track has since racked up more than 175kShow More Summary

Newswire: Hop Along goes acoustic in this stripped-down session

On this year’s excellent Painted Shut, Philadelphia‘s Hop Along broke out of its cities ever-growing music scene to become a national concern. Tomorrow, the band will kick off its tour supporting Modest Mouse that runs through the end of October. Show More Summary

Selena Gomez is more like Janet Jackson than Miley Cyrus on modest 'Revival'

Selena Gomez hit all the usual notes in the run-up to “Revival,” the first album this former Disney Channel star has made outside the House of Mouse. There was a sexed-up lead single, “Good for You,” with a roguish guest verse from rapper ASAP Rocky. There was the song’s music video, in which Gomez...

Riot Fest Chicago day 3 pics: Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, Tenacious D, Cypress Hill, The Dwarves, Hum, Alvvays & more

photos by Rudy Rubio Snoop Dogg / Modest Mouse / The Dwarves / swingers Chicago represent! The Dwarves started here before packing up and taking its pure punk to California. In keeping with the retro vibe, the band performed, in...

Hop Along to open Modest Mouse's fall tour (updated dates)

by Andrew Sacher photo: Hop Along at Baby's All Right in May (more by Amanda Hatfield) As previously discussed, Modest Mouse are heading back out on tour soon, and now an opener for several of the dates has been announced:...

Riot Fest: Chicago Day Three: When Snoop Dogg Got Cut off to Make Way for Modest Mouse

The three day punk/hip-hop/country/metal/everything festival closed out with some festival staples.

Newswire: Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock to reissue his Ugly Casanova album

Remember back in 2002, when Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse made an album that sounded like Modest Mouse, but with different musicians, so he called it Ugly Casanova instead? Well, Sub Pop sure hopes you do, and also, they’d like it if you lost your copy, and need to get a new one. Show More Summary

Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock Reissuing Ugly Casanova Album Sharpen Your Teeth

Back in 2002, Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock released an album with an enigmatic band called Ugly Casanova. On October 30, Sub Pop will reissue that album, Sharpen Your Teeth, which has been out of print on vinyl for a long time.Show More Summary

Watch Tidal's Made in America Festival Livestream

Jay Z's annual Made in America Festival will swoop into Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend, and the rapper has offered up a livestream of the two-day fest featuring sets by Beyoncé, the Weeknd, Modest Mouse, J. Cole, Bassnectar and more. Tidal will host the "pre-paywall" livestream, which means both subscribers and non-members...

Hear This: Modest Mouse takes the long road

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

MusicfestNW is next week, featuring Modest Mouse, Danny Brown, Battles, and more

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

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