Modest Mouse

The Governors Ball 2012 Recap: A Tale Of Two Days

Carl Williott | June 25, 2012 - 12:25 pm

This weekend marked the second rolling of The Governors Ball Music Festival, and this year the event was wisely expanded to two days and to a bigger NYC island. There were two unique advantages to this: First, the days were split into unofficial themes, with Saturday (Jun. 23) being more dance focused and Sunday (Jun. More »

The Morning Mix: Big Boi Collaborating With Modest Mouse

Becky Bain | May 5, 2011 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: In today’s installment of Bizarre Collaborations, Big Boi is recording songs with Modest Mouse for the group’s new album. “It’s just like a big-ass brainstorm, a brain-stormin’, tsunami, typhoon, tectonic-plates-movin’ kind of thing,” says the Outkast member, who will also receive a producer credit on the LP. “We do… More »

Will “Vinyl Saturday” Drag People Back To The Record Stores?

Maura | June 3, 2009 - 11:00 am

The people behind the one-day indie-music-retail blowout Record Store Day are hoping so; they’ve declared the third Saturday of every month Vinyl Saturday, on which limited-edition vinyl releases will be available at participating indie shops. The first installment is Saturday, June 20, and there will be four special releases on shelves that day: … More »

Additions to Langerado Lineup

Dan Gibson | January 28, 2009 - 1:45 am

While nothing seems to be on the Coachella… More »

Dan Gibson | January 28, 2009 - 1:45 am

While nothing seems to be on the Coachella… More »

This Week’s Top 12: Remixed Gallaghers, R & B Royalty, And (Surprise!) Ida Maria

Maura | January 16, 2009 - 4:45 am

Welcome to the inaugural version of The Idolator Dozen, our new weekly countdown of notable-slash-positive happenings in the music world as decided by me. To answer your questions: “Why?”; “Ranking things is fun, duh.” “Why 12?”; “Because I like the number, and always have.” “What’s on the list?”; “Whatever I say, plus maybe a few… More »

R.E.M. Has, In Fact, Seen The Rain

Maura | June 16, 2008 - 8:53 am

The New York metropolitan area was treated to some fierce (in both power and awesomeness to behold) thunderstorms on Saturday, and they happened to coincide with R.E.M.’s concert at Long Island’s Jones Beach Theater–a venue which, as you might deduce from the name, sits right on the Atlantic Ocean, and which also has a “rain… More »

Leak Of The Day, Part II: Modest Mouse Smell A “Rat”

Brian Raftery | March 28, 2007 - 10:36 am

Now that the final Soundscan numbers are trickling in, it looks as though today will soon be officially declared Modest Mouse Day–not only here at the Idolator flophouse, but around the world (Bush will speak on the matter at noon, and aides say the President will confess that he finds Johnny… More »

Who Charted? Modest Mouse’s “Ship” Floats Into The No. 1 Spot

Maura | March 28, 2007 - 4:53 am

A mere 10% of our readers thought that Modest Mouse’s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank would top the 125,000-copies sold mark last week, and it turns out that the minority was right: Thanks in part, no doubt, to some key American Idol placement, the Johnny Marr-fortified outfit sold 129,000 copies of Ship,… More »

Can Modest Mouse Fire It Up All The Way To Number One?

Brian Raftery | March 27, 2007 - 9:52 am

It’s been a week since Modest Mouse released We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, easily one of this most heavily anticipated albums of mid-March. More »

Isaac Brock Unleashes His Inner Swashbuckler

Maura | March 20, 2007 - 12:29 pm

The blurry Isaac Brock photo above was taken during Sunday night’s Modest Mouse show in Sioux Falls, S.D., during which Brock engaged in some knifeplay, according to the Argus Leader’s blog:

After wrestling with his guitar and guitar strap, Brock threw his six-string off his body and began uncoiling the microphone cord wrapped… More »

The Cover-Song Showcase Showdown: Which Version Of “Float On” Floats Your Boat?

Brian Raftery | March 15, 2007 - 2:55 am

Judging by Internet/blogosphere reaction, last night’s American Idol rendition of “Float On” is clearly the most disturbing thing to ever happen to our country’s yup-rock taste-barons–more disturbing than Vietnam (the war) and Vietnam (the band) combined. More »

Leak Of The Day: Modest Mouse’s “Ship” Sails Around The Internet

Maura | February 16, 2007 - 10:23 am

We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, the first album featuring the Johnny Marr-fortified lineup of Modest Mouse, is set to come out next month, but MP3s have started to make their way around the Web’s back alleys. More »

Leak Of The Week: Two New Modest Mouse Songs (Sort Of)

Brian Raftery | November 7, 2006 - 2:44 am

netZoo has some “rough-sounding” mp3s from last night’s Modest Mouse show in Los Angeles; two new tracks are below (at least, we think they’re new). We don’t have titles for these yet, but surely there are some Brockheads out there who can hook us up with the info. More »

Liner Notes: The Insane Clown Posse Are Forty-First Choice For Third-World Benefit Concert

Brian Raftery | October 9, 2006 - 2:07 am

-The Insane Clown Posse is one of several artists playing a series of MySpace-sponsored concerts for Darfur relief. More »