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Posted 2014/07/18 at 16:19 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, New Material, Video

Pistol live video

For those of you that don't follow us on Facebook or Twitter, Modest Mouse debuted a new song the other night in Columbus, OH called "Pistol".

Here's some video from the third performance of the song in Missoula, MT, which is a bit cleaner in terms of audio from the version Columbus.

Lastly, we'll be at tonight's show in Seattle, WA attempting to live tweet the setlist, so follow us on Twitter @Interstate_8.

Posted 2014/07/08 at 15:44 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Tour

Modest Mouse replace Death Cab at Fun Fun Fun Fest

Sorry, I've been away on Vacation for the past month, so the site has been a bit behind on a few recently added dates.

Today it was announced that Modest Mouse will be replacing Death Cab For Cutie at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest being held in November. Modest Mouse will be performing on November 8. Tickets are already on sale.

The other dates that have been added for early August include shows in the states of NY, CT and NJ.

Source: Fun Fun Fun Fest Replaces Death Cab With Modest Mouse, Death Grips With Murder City Devils

Posted 2014/06/03 at 20:54 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Tour

Modest Mouse announce Canadian tour and additional US dates

Modest Mouse have filled the gaps between their few July and August dates with some new US and Canadian dates. This will be the first time Modest Mouse has toured this part of Canada (except mainly Ontario) since 2007.

The schedule looks as such at the moment:

Date Venue Location Band Ticket Info
2014/07/11 Winston Farm Saugerties, NY, US MM Tickets
2014/07/12 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH, US MM  
2014/07/13 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO, US MM  
2014/07/16 Big Sky Brewery Missoula, MT, US MM  
2014/07/17 Idaho Botanical Garden Boise, ID, US MM  
2014/07/18 Pemberton Valley Pemberton, BC, CA MM Tickets
2014/07/22 MacEwan Ballroom Calgary, AB, CA MM  
2014/07/24 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton, AB, CA MM  
2014/07/25 Conexus Arts Centre Regina, SK, CA MM  
2014/07/26 O'Brians Event Centre Saskatoon, SK, CA MM  
2014/07/28 Burton Cummings Theater Winnipeg, MB, CA MM  
2014/07/31 London Music Hall London, ON, CA MM  
2014/08/01 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON, CA MM  
2014/08/02 Parc-Jean Drapeau Montreal, QC, CA MM Tickets
2014/08/09 Forest Hills Stadium Queens, NY, US MM Tickets

Thanks to Tinylaugh for sending it in.

Source: Modest Mouse

Posted 2014/03/13 at 10:24 | By: Gregg | Tags: Artwork, Joe Plummer, New Material, Release, Side Project

Hew Time featuring Dale Crover, Joe Plummer and Coady Willis

While we're not 100% sure on Joe Plummer's status in Modest Mouse at the moment, we have been informed that yesterday he announced a new side project he's been working on with Dale Crover (Melvins) and Coady Willis (Melvins, Big Business).

The all-drumming project is called Hew Time, which Joe has the following to say about:

I heard Max Roach's M'Boom 14 years ago and I've wanted to make my own version with drummers I love ever since. Dale, Coady and I carved out our own compositions built from a combination of drum kits and dozens of percussion instruments. I couldn't be prouder of the end result. Thank you for the inspiration Mr. Max Roach. It's Hew Time!

The album will be released on March 25th via Joyful Noise Recordings. The first vinyl pressing is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies on Gold & Black vinyl (which is already sold out). The second pressing is limited to 1000 copies on Gold vinyl. The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. 2020 Is Yours!
  2. Koopolder
  3. Nine Pan Alley
  4. Swung
  5. Bell Door
  6. Swimming Pool (Hidalgo Blues)
  7. Tanguy
  8. Bell Window
  9. Sonny Bambo
  10. Cave Rage

Source: News :: Announcing... Hew Time (feat. Dale Crover, Joe Plummer & Coady Willis)

Posted 2014/03/11 at 11:12 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live, Tour

More tour dates for May (and August)

A whole bunch of shows have been announced on ModestMouse.com this morning for the month of May, as well as another Festival Date in August.

As of now, the bands touring schedule looks like this:

Date Venue Location Band Ticket Info
2014/05/01 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR, US MM  
2014/05/02 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR, US MM  
2014/05/09 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC, US MM  
2014/05/10 Atlantic Station Atlanta, GA, US MM Tickets
2014/05/12 Civic Theatre New Orleans, LA, US MM  
2014/05/14 Fillmore Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL, US MM  
2014/05/16 Beacham Theater Orlando, FL, US MM  
2014/05/17 101 E Beach Blvd Gulf Shores, AL, US MM Tickets
2014/05/19 The National Richmond, VA, US MM  
2014/05/20 The Norva Norfolk, VA, US MM  
2014/05/21 Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks Bethlehem, PA, US MM  
2014/05/23 Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown, NY, US MM  
2014/05/24 Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown, NY, US MM Sold Out
2014/05/25 City Hall Plaza Boston, MA, US MM Tickets
2014/08/02 Parc-Jean Drapeau Montreal, QC, CA MM Tickets

Most dates seem to go on sale this coming Friday. Details and presale passwords are on Modest Mouse's website.

Of note, is that a lot of these dates are in cities/states the band has not performed in five or more years.

Thanks to Jennifer, Logan H. and Jason P. for bringing all of this info to our attention.

Source: Modest Mouse

Posted 2014/03/02 at 09:09 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, New Material, Release, Studio

Is the new album already being mastered?

The Howie Weinberg Mastering Studio posted this picture on Friday of Isaac and Howie Weinberg which could point to that. Mastering is the stage at which a final mix is made from which all copies will eventually be produced.

Howie Weinberg has worked with the band before, most notably on Good News For People Who Love Bad News and We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank.

Thanks to Dani for finding this and posting it to the Board.

Source: Facebook: Timeline Photos

Posted 2014/01/15 at 09:42 | By: Gregg | Tags: Festival, Live

First shows of 2014

Well it's been a few quiet months...

Modest Mouse announced their first shows of 2014 this morning, both coming up this May.

The first, they will be headlining the Shaky Knees Music Fest in Atlanta, GA, along with The National, and an as of yet unknown third group. Then they will be performing at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL.

The performance times for both festivals have yet to be confirmed, so don't buy single day tickets based on the dates listed on their sites yet.

Lastly, mousemouse.com has gone through a slight overhaul, removing everything except for the upcoming show information.

Source: Modest Mouse

Posted 2013/10/11 at 15:09 | By: Gregg | Tags: Site News

Board problems

So as you many have noticed, we've been having some data problems since Tuesday, which has resulted in me taking the Board down.

On Tuesday, during a routine server restart, the database server failed to shutdown correctly. Upon restart, certain databases somehow became corrupt, and the server automatically tried to find the last good backup it could work with, taking a lot of the Interstate-8 data back to May. It seems we've had a problem for a while, and we've been backing up corrupt data.

This issue also spread to numerous other sites I maintain, including the database that actually runs the server administration tool. IE client websites that I've set up since May went down, email accounts deleted, etc. Clients have had to come first in this matter.

The good news, is that we've managed to recover the main Interstate-8 database. The bad news, is that we haven't been able to do the same so far with the Board database. It's really frustrating, because we have a backup of the database from October 5th, but as I mentioned, we've been backing up corrupt data somehow, so the file is no use (moral of the story, test your backups...).

Right now, we're still testing old Board backups. Bear with us, as these backups take a while to restore (phpBB has a pretty large and complex table structure). to get an idea of how functional they are. So far it's looking like the last stable Board backup we have could be June 12th, which is not great, but better than nothing. Thankfully news has been awfully slow and posts have been few.

We don't want to have to keep the Board down any longer than we have to. I'm going to keep looking at backups, but if I'm not successful, I'll probably bring the board back online on Sunday, with whatever we have then. I know this is frustrating, and I'm especially sorry to anyone that may have registered in the last 3 months, as you're going to have to do it again unless I have any more success.

Posted 2013/09/26 at 18:03 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Modest Mouse, New Material

Krist Novoselic guesting on new Modest Mouse album

In a recent interview with the new Spotify service, Spotify Landmark, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's In Utero, bassist Krist Novoselic mentions some of the projects he's been working on lately. One of the things he touches on briefly, is how he contributed bass to one song on the new Modest Mouse album.

And so I did a song with Modest Mouse, earlier this year for their new record. It's pretty edgy. I've got my big Gibson bass and a Rat distortion pedal busting out a... this bass riff.

He then goes on to talk about working with Paul McCartney and Corin Tucker in a bit more detail.

A search for Krist Novoselic and Modest Mouse also returns back an article from the 24th of August last year, in the Twin Cities Daily Planet, that points out that he's been jamming with Modest Mouse for a bit of time.

So how are you spending your time besides political advocacy?

Well I've been doing a little bit of music through the grace of David Eric Grohl and I do a little bit of music with some fellas in Portland. I've been hanging out with Modest Mouse. We're just kind of playing; I don't know what's going on with it.

Spotify is only available in the US, but if you're looking for that part it's part of the Kurt Novoselic In Utero interview, track 16.

Thanks to @piratecrocodile for bringing this to our attention.

Source: Spotify Landmark: The Real Story Of Nirvana's "In Utero"

Posted 2013/09/17 at 11:29 | By: Gregg | Tags: Interview, Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, Modest Mouse, Release, Side Project, Ugly Cassanova

Tim Rutili touches on Brian Deck and Modest Mouse in an interview with The AWL

Tim Rutili and Brian Deck. Both ex-Ugly Casanova. Deck produced The Moon & Antarctica.

Rutili and Deck were both members of 1990s Chicago band Red Red Meat. After their break-up, Rutili went on to form Califone (which for a time also included Deck). Deck went on to produce albums, including Modest Mouse's The Moon & Antarctica and Everywhere And His Nasty Parlour Tricks.

They were also both members of the 2002 lineup of Ugly Casanova. Both can be heard on their debut album Sharpen Your Teeth, which Deck also produced.

In a long sit down with New York publication The AWL, Tim Rutili talks about the history of his current band Califone. But he also briefly touches on his former bandmate Brian Deck and his past and current work with Modest Mouse, as well as the time Isaac had his jaw broken.

One of my favorite records of all-time, Modest Mouse's The Moon and Antarctica was made there with Brian Deck. Were you around when Isaac Brock got his jaw broken?

I didn't witness it, but I went to the hospital the next day and hung with him and got him out of there. From what I remember, we told him not to go into that park after 10 p.m. because there were kids who hung out there who were just dicks. And they went to the Empty Bottle one night, and when they came back, two of the guys went into the studio and Isaac went to the corner to talk to the kids. I think they said, "You're not from around here." And as Isaac answered, some kid just teed off on his face and shattered his jaw.

That slowed down the recording process for a while?

The band were around Chicago for a long time. And they had gotten a lot of the record done, but from what I remember, that incident was right before he was supposed to start recording vocals. And his jaw was wired shut. So things slowed down. I believe there were a lot more instrumental overdubs and other work done, while he healed up.

Maybe in a roundabout way that helped make it a better record?

I believe it helped the record immensely! I think Isaac worked a lot more on his lyrics, too... to me, it's the best Modest Mouse record.

I agree. It really feels like a weird cousin to what you do.

Brian did a really great job with those guys. They're making a new record now in Portland, and I know Benny went up there and recorded a bunch with them, and Brian has been there for months on this one and I think they're almost done. I stopped there and listened to some stuff last spring and it sounded great.

The story is one a lot of Modest Mouse fans will have heard before, but the most interesting part is definitely the last paragraph, where he talks about how Deck is currently working with the band on the new album.

This was hinted at by Jeremiah back in 2009, when he mentioned to a fan after a show in Anaheim, that the band was hoping to have Brian Deck produce the new album.

We'll presume as well, that this "Benny" is Califone's Ben Massarella, who also provided some percussion during the recording of The Moon & Antarctica.

Thanks to Board member bneiluj for posting this article. Take a listen below to a legendary Modest Mouse jam that was more than likely inspired by this story.

Source: An Incredibly Long Conversation With Tim Rutili Of Califone | The AWL

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