Some of my favorite moments on Modest Mouse’s records are the forays into folky territory and/or the idiosyncratic use of orchestration. It’s not that I don’t love their bashy guitar rave-ups, but there’s something wonderfully strange and infectious about Issac Brock and co.’s incorporation/interpretation of the aforementioned idioms. Show More Summary
One month ago, Southern California music lovers were catching the last soundwaves from bands ending the two-weekend-long music extravaganza that was Coachella. Now, it seems their neighbors up North might have been a little jealous.
Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, MGMT, Beach House, Dearhunter, and more.
In 1967 the Monterey County Fairgrounds hosted one of the most legendary music festivals to ever take place – Monterey Pop. Promoter Goldenvoice hopes magic can strike twice as they will throw the first-ever First City Festival at the Fairgrounds in Monterey, Calif. Show More Summary
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Modest Mouse, Guided By Voices, Pavement Song: Built To Spill - Big Dipper [download here] What's so good? What is it that leads to some bands flaming out, while others are able to continue...Show More Summary
New covers album celebrates 1963 classic.
Pete Yorn and members of the Pixies and Modest Mouse have contributed to a re-creation of Lee Hazlewood's "Trouble Is a Lonesome Town." It's the first in a series called “Thriftstore Masterpiece.” Listen to the song.
Suicide Squeeze Records started in 1996, primarily releasing 7-inch EPs by Pacific Northwest artists like Modest Mouse and Elliott Smith. While the label has expanded beyond that format over the years, an annual 7-inch series remains a staple of its discography. This year’s Suicide Squeeze 7-inch series includes new music by Destruction Unit, Julianna Barwick, [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Pixies, Modest Mouse, Wolf Parade Song: Gingko - Ride It Out [download here] What's so good? Although Minneapolis rock band Tapes N’ Tapes seem to be on a little of a hiatus, members Josh Grier and Jeremy Hanson are keeping things going with their side project Gingko. Show More Summary
In between Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 of Coachella, Modest Mouse played a show at the Fox Theater in Pomona where they more performed new material after unveiling “Be Brave” during their first stint in Indio. Watch fan videos of “Shit In Your Cut” and “Sugar Boat” below, the latter being something we heard almost [...]
Having unveiled a new composition, “Be Brave,” during Coachella last weekend, the band performed another new song during a stop in Pomona, Calif.
Six years later, could a new album be on the way?
photos by Wei Shi Passion Pit / Alt-J / Purity Ring & Danny Brown / crowd Coachella 2013 is currently going down in Indio, CA for its second weekend after kicking off this past Friday (4/19). We've already posted pics...
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Electric Guest, Broken Bells, Modest Mouse Song: Mount Fabric - Heurisitc Fits [download here] What's so good? Mount Fabric are four piece band from Manchester, England, with Alex Marczak...Show More Summary
It’s been six years since the last Modest Mouse album and four years since the last LP, and now the band might finally have some new music ready to go. At Coachella over the weekend, they debuted a sharp and clangorous new one called “Be Brave.” Judging by the live video, the song shows the [...]
“It’s the homeland!” one of the girls on the hotel shuttle yelped as we neared the festival. It really begged the question — who is the most common Coachella archetype? The only data I have to cull from is my experience from last year’s first weekend, but the situation was vastly different. Then, I went [...]
Blur, The Stone Roses, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse...
A compilation of this weekend's best moments in video.
I’ll tell you something personal, internet (because you seem trustworthy). I’m insanely into the first few Modest Mouse albums. Insanely.
Flaunt Magazine would like to cordially invite you to a Guantanamo-themed Coachella party. You heard that right: cool off after dancing the night away to Modest Mouse with "pleasurable torture" courtesy of Smashbox Studios and, uh, simulate interrogation in your True Religion jeans? Read more...