Hear Pete Yorn cover Lee Hazlewood's 'Six Feet of Chain' for super-group project featuring members of the Pixies, Modest Mouse, and more -- EXCLUSIVE
... Sometimes, things -- even good things -- fall between the cracks. Thriftstore Masterpiece, however, wants to start scooping them back up: the supergroup collective, whose guests include Frank Black of the Pixies, Modest Mouse
's Isaac Brock, and Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor, aims to take history's "underdog records" and reinterpret them with new artists. The first album in the project's series is Lee Hazlewood's 1963 debut Trouble Is a Lonesome Town, and it includes Pete Yorn's rendition of "Six Feet of Chain," which you can hear exclusively here. Take a listen to the track below: & Hear Pete Yorn cover Lee Hazlewood's 'Six Feet of Chain' for super-group project featuring members of the Pixies, Modest Mouse
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Modest Mouse Cancel European Tour to Work on New Album
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have canceled their upcoming tour of Europe and the United Kingdom to continue working on their new album, the band announced on their website today. "We do appreciate our fans and promise that we will make it up to you next year," the note reads. Refunds for tickets will be available at the point of purchase. Modest Mouse
have played some of their new material live already this spring, including a track called "Be Brave" during their set at Coachella. The band is still set to play the First City Festival in Monterey, California on August 25th. Heath Ledger's Video for Modest Mouse
's "King Rat" Premieres According to the post, Modest Mouse
hope to release their new material by next year. The release would be the band's first full-length since 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank; an EP, No One's First and You're Next, was put out in 2009. RelatedSong Stories: Modest Mouse
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Modest Mouse Cancel European Tour to Work on New Album, Promise 2014 Release
... Postbahnhof 7/4 Gdynia, Poland - Open'er Festival 7/6 Wercher, Belgium - Rock Werchter 7/8 Brighton, England - Concorde 2 7/9 Bristol, England - Briston O2 Academy 7/11 London, England - Roundhouse 7/12 Leeds, England - Leeds University Stylus 7/13 Balado, Scotland - T in the Park 7/14 Gateshead, England - Sage 2 7/16 Manchester, England - Academy 2 7/17 Nottingham, England - Rock City Main Hall 7/18 Birmingham, England - Library 7/20 Puchestown, Ireland - Longitude Festival 8/25 Monterey, CA - First City Festival Modest Mouse
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Modest Mouse (1993-)
Isaac Brock (vocals, guitar) 1993-
Jeremiah Green (drums) 1993-
Eric Judy (bass) 1993-
Tom Peloso (strings, horns, bass, keyboards) 2005-
Joe Plummer (drums) 2004-
Jim Fairchild (guitar) 2009-
Dann Gallucci (guitar) 1996 – 2004
Johnny Marr (guitar) 2006-2010
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Lead singer Isaac Brock is an atheist. He had this to say on the subject: "I don't think I'm living wrong in the first place, so when the lights go out on me, and brighter ones come on and I have to talk to some guy with a big, bushy beard, or some big glowing blob, I think I'm going to be fine."
The song, "The Good Times Are Killing Me" is about the bands periodic indulgence in drugs, like pills, alcohol and marijuana. Singer, Isaac Brock has confessed to regretting how much and how often he used to do drugs.
Modest Mouse was mentioned, by name, in the Supreme Court case of MGM vs. Grokster. Supreme Court Justice, David Souter, wrote that on the Grokster P2P network, "Users seeking Top 40 songs, for example, or the latest release by Modest Mouse, are certain to be far more numerous than those seeking a free Decameron, and Grokster and StreamCast translated that demand into dollars."
During an April 2004 interview with Josh Modell of AVclub.com, Isaac Brock revealed that after a long night of drinking he returned to the apartment he was staying in while recording The Moon & Antarctica. He stepped outside to smoke a cigarette to find a group of 14 kids hanging around on the sidewalk. Being what he called a "friendly drunk guy," he decided to say hello, but before he could get the words out of his mouth, one of the kids punched him in the face, breaking his jaw. The random attack continued with the kids chasing the band's dog and continuing to punch Brock. This forced the band to cut back on Brock's vocals during recording of the 2000 album.
Guitarist, Jim Fairchild, has released three full length albums under the name All Smiles.
Drummer Jeremiah Green, can speak a little bit of Japanese and can be herd speaking Japanese in the song, "Night on the Sun."
During the early days of Modest Mouse, Isaac Brock and bassist, Eric Judy, discussed song ideas via phone messages after Judy moved to northern Washington.
Before joining Modest Mouse, multi-instrumentalist Tom Peloso played in the bluegrass group, The Hakensaw Boys, playing upright base and fiddle.
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