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Posted Wednesday at 11:34 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, Video

Modest Mouse debuted a new music video this morning for "The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box" via NPR. We had earlier reported that the band was working on a video last month.

The video seems to follow the concept Isaac originally discussed for a "Pistol" video, but the band seems to have used the idea for this song instead.

The video was directed by Jorge Torres-Torres, the same director behind the "Lampshades on Fire" video, and also seems to feature at least one character from that video (The eyelash lady sings parts of the chorus). The video was shot in the Tillamook State Forest.

There also seems to be a little shout out to Game of Thrones. Watch below.

Source: First Watch: Modest Mouse Channels Westeros : NPR

Posted 2015/06/01 at 12:01 | By: Gregg | Tags: Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse, Rumours/Rumors, Video

New music video in the works

Courtesy of Sofia Flash's Instagram

Some images have shown up on the Instagram account of a Sofie Flash, who appears to have been an extra for a new Modest Mouse video that was being shot approximately 2 weeks ago.

The images seem to closely relate to the concept Isaac described in the BuzzFeed interview back in March, in which he mentioned he wanted to make a video in the Tillamook State Forest with Crispen Glover for "Pistol" (references to Glover seem to have been removed from that article now though).

Thanks to Dani for tracking these down. See more of Sofie Flash's photographs below.

At a modest mouse music video as a demon! #flashladyadventures

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I am a demon for Modest mouse music video!!!

A photo posted by Sofia Flash (@sofieflash) on

Behind the scenes of the music video. #musicvideo #bts #angelsanddemons #modestmouse #flashladyadventures

A photo posted by Sofia Flash (@sofieflash) on

Bts Modest mouse music video #demons #kabaki #modestmouse #angelsanddemons

A photo posted by Sofia Flash (@sofieflash) on

Bts music video shoot for Modest Mouse! #bts #modestmouse #flashladyadventures #awesomeday

A photo posted by Sofia Flash (@sofieflash) on

Bts ceremonial demons at the Modest Mouse music video. #modestmouse #darkangels

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Source: Sofia Flash (@sofieflash) Instagram photos and videos

Posted 2015/05/20 at 09:48 | By: Gregg | Tags: Glacial Pace Recordings, Modest Mouse, Release

Modest Mouse reissue Everywhere and his Nasty Parlour Tricks

In a very quiet and unexpected move, Glacial Pace added a reissue of Modest Mouse's 2001 EP Everywhere and his Nasty Parlour Tricks on both LP and CD to their online store last night. The EP was originally released on Epic, which Glacial Pace is still a connected to, if not still a subsidiary of.

The EP is already available for purchase, this is not a pre-order.

They've also added a special $200 Modest Mouse Vinyl Collection, which includes all 12 major Modest Mouse albums and EPs.

Source: Modest Mouse: Everywhere And His Nasty Parlour Tricks – Glacial Pace Recordings

Posted 2015/04/30 at 09:52 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Video

Watch Modest Mouse perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

With little warning yesterday, it was announced that Modest Mouse would be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live that night. The performance was in fact recorded the day before, where the band played a set of five songs. Only the performance of "The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box" was broadcast last night.

Watch the band perform below. They are now on their way to South Africa, for the first shows they will have played in that country. The tour then continues on May 23rd in the States, where Modest Mouse will headline the Sasquatch Music Festival.

Here's also a recording of "Wicked Campaign".

Posted 2015/04/20 at 11:04 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, Tour, Video

Watch Modest Mouse perform

Last week Modest Mouse reissued their Interstate 8 EP and Building Nothing out of Something compilation on vinyl. Both come out tomorrow on CD.

Last night in Ithica, NY, the band performed a track that appears on both of those albums: "Sleepwalking". The last time it was documented that this song was performed was in 1996 at Fletcher's in Baltimore, MD.

"Sleepwalking" is based on a Santo & Johnny's 1959 hit "Sleep Walk", with original lyrics then added by Modest Mouse. Watch the performance below (thanks to Norman McKenney), along with the Santo & Johnny original.

Sleepwalking - Modest Mouse 4/19/15

Modest Mouse performs Sleepwalking live for the first time in 19 years

Posted by Norman McKenney on Monday, 20 April 2015

That really long BuzzFeed interview: More than a myth

Jon Premosch / BuzzFeed News

Back in late February, someone at BuzzFeed mentioned that they were 9 hours in to a 12 hour interview with Isaac Brock.

The interview has finally been published, and true to their word, it is really really long. Titled "Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock Wants To Be More Than A Myth", Jonathan Valania's interview covers many of the things we've heard in a lot of other interviewslately, but does a good job in going into a lot more detail.

Some features include more of the meaning behind Mexico/"Ansel" is explained, and Isaac talks about how he wants to make a music video on the edge of the Tillamook State Forest staring Crispin Glover for "Pistol". There's also mention of the follow up album to Strangers to Ourselves coming out in mid 2017 (wasn't it 2016 the other day...).

Valania also managed to get an interview with Isaac's mother Kris Adair, and she helps dispel what she feels are the four biggest myths about Isaac's upbringing: The White Panthers, the hippie commune, the Branch Davidians, and the shed where Modest Mouse began (includes a photo).

The interview also contains quotes from Jeremiah Green, Jim Fairchild, Lisa Molinaro, and Modest Mouse's touring manager Sean Hurley.

Lastly, there are some words from Eric Judy, who had originally agreed to participate in the interview via email, but in the end declined.

Read the full interview at the link below.

Source: Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock Wants To Be More Than A Myth

Posted 2015/03/25 at 15:57 | By: Gregg | Tags: Glacial Pace Recordings, Modest Mouse, Release

The Interstate 8 and Building Nothing out of Something reissues get official release dates

To follow up on what we reported on at the beginning of the month, Glacial Pace has now given official release dates for both the Interstate 8 EP and Building Nothing out of Something.

Both will be available at independent record stores and via mail-order on April 14th. Compact Disc and digital will be available April 21st.
Both can be pre-ordered now from the Glacial Pace store.

Source: New Modest Mouse Glacial Pace Re-Issues! - Glacial Pace Recordings

Posted 2015/03/24 at 23:51 | By: Gregg | Tags: Live, Modest Mouse, TV Performance, Video

Watch Modest Mouse perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Modest Mouse's performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden was broadcast tonight. Watch them perform "Be Brave" below.

Posted 2015/03/24 at 14:12 | By: Gregg | Tags: Lisa Molinaro, Modest Mouse, New Material, Side Project, Ugly Casanova

Unreleased Modest Mouse song to be packaged with the photo collection: Going Out is Going In

Update, 3/24 2:38 PM PST: James Joiner tweets us that it's a version of "Coyotes" with Lisa Molinaro on vocals.

180 Degrees South, the documentary that Ugly Casanova did the bulk of the soundtrack for back in 2010, followed the journey of Jeff Johnson as he traveled from Ventura, California to Patagonia, Chile.

Johnson and James Joiner are curating and editing a book, produced by Patagonia, entitled Going Out is Going In. The book is limited to 3,000 copies, with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity 1% for the Planet.

A free digital playlist of 43 artists is available for download on the inside cover of each copy. Modest Mouse will be one of those artists and has labeled the track as "an exclusive, never before heard Modest Mouse song."

No word yet on what the track is titled, but we'll update you as we hear more.

Source: Going Out Is Going In edited by Jeff Johnson and James Joiner

Posted 2015/03/24 at 09:48 | By: Gregg | Tags: Modest Mouse, TV Performance

Modest Mouse will be the first ever musical guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Update, 3/24 10:41 AM PST: It was filmed yesterday. If you were in the audience, let us know what was performed.

Craig Ferguson stepped down as the host of The Late Late show on December 19, 2014. His replacement, James Corden, debuted as host last night, interviewing Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis. There was no musical guest.

In a last minute announcement, Modest Mouse will be performing on the show tonight, making them the first musical guests on Corden's show. Tickets are unfortunately already sold out, and we're not even 100% sure if the show is being taped today, or if it has already. Other guests tonight are Patricia Arquette and Chris Pine.

The Late Late Show with James Corden airs at 12:35am ET / 11:35pm CT.

Source: The Late Late Show: Watch Episodes and Video - CBS.com

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