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Modest Mouse Offer Scenic Video For Low-Key Single, “Coyotes”

On the eve of No Cities To Love‘s much-lauded release, Modest Mouse has taken another step toward ending an album dry spell less than two years shorter than Sleater-Kinney’s own. The second single off new full-length Strangers To Ourselves – as melancholy a song as you’d expect on an album with that title – has debuted. Premiering on Interstate-8 […]

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Modest Mouse Reveal Album Artwork For ‘Strangers To Ourselves’

In case you’ve been living under a rock these past few days, Modest Mouse are alive and they are doing things. Over the course of the last six days, the beloved indie outfit has been revealing bits and pieces of information regarding their impending record, Strangers To Ourselves, which is a followup to their last […]

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Modest Mouse Share First New Single in Eight Years, “Lampshades on Fire”

The title says it all. All in one short day, we were teased with a cryptic message from Modest Mouse on Instagram and even an official announcement from the band regarding new music, as they announced their highly anticipated full-length, Strangers to Ourselves Well, this morning, we were gifted a new track from the album, […]

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Modest Mouse To Release New Album ‘Strangers To Ourselves’ In March 2015

With the recent stirrings of a new Modest Mouse single, “Lampshades On Fire,” the lingering hopes and buzz of a new Modest Mouse album in 2015 began to rise yet again. With long-awaited days, weeks, months, and years from Modest Mouse fans, the band has finally announced their newest album, Strangers To Ourselves, and it […]

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Modest Mouse Are Teasing New Music

Let’s be honest. You’re itching for a new Modest Mouse album. They haven’t released a full-length studio album since 2007’s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank with the last piece of music being released in 2009’s No One’s First and You’re Next EP. But, your answers and prayers may be answered come next […]

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Modest Mouse Are Reissuing Their First Two Albums

Modest Mouse have finally announced the release of an album – actually, two albums. Neither is the one they’ve been working on for a few years, though. They are reissues of the first two full-lengths, This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About and The Lonesome Crowded West. This move is […]

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Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew to Tour with Modest Mouse, J Mascis, Belle and Sebastian, Thurston Moore

Broken Social Scene‘s founding member Kevin Drew released a new solo album this year titled Darlings on Arts & Crafts. In support of the album, he has announced a North American tour that features Drew playing with a slew of all-stars: Belle and Sebastian, Modest Mouse, J Mascis, and Thurston Moore. Talk about a good line-up. Check out the full […]

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REQUIRED LISTENING: Wand – “Flying Golem”

Garage rock is one of those genres where it’s easy to write something listenable, but difficult to write something that stands out from the rest. Thankfully Ty Segall‘s tourmates Wand are putting out a new record that’s got the right amount of fuzz, uptempo drums, and voice filters to have you fall in love with […]

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Modest Mouse Announce 2014 North American Tour Dates

Fans may still be waiting on news regarding a proper follow-up to 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, but earlier today UTG learned that those who believe in the musical power of Modest Mouse will have a chance to see the group live later this year. According to a press release sent […]

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EDITORIAL: Songs To Calm An Anxious Mind

It was a complete depersonalization and increasing dehumanization. Nothing was real, for everything that was real was hastily slipping away. I began to think of my family, and how they would react once I was gone. I was soon replaying the last conversations we had in my mind, as if I could somehow justify our […]

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REVIEW: Mimicking Birds – ‘EONS’

Artist: Mimicking Birds Album: EONS Genre: Indie Label: Glacial Pace It has been four years since Mimicking Birds‘ last release, and beyond any type of collected thought or insight I could surmise within the parameters of my keyboard, nothing will be as effective as getting my love for this album across to you besides simply […]

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Mimicking Birds Stream New Album, ‘EONS’

Mimicking Birds’ wonderful new LP, EONS, is streaming over at Stereogum. The band will release their sophomore LP on May 13 through Glacial Pace Records, a label run by Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock. Following up on their 2010 debut, Mimicking Birds, the band has wonderfully expanded their soundscapes, bringing a higher essence of ambiance to […]