Posts Tagged ‘Modest Mouse’

Johnny Marr: “I Wasn’t Harboring Some Desire to Have My Name Up In Lights”

Johnny Marr is someone you could spend all day talking with. He was The Smiths’ visionary guitarist and co-songwriter. He made three albums as Electronic with New Order singer-guitarist Bernard Sumner. He’s been a member of The The, The Pretenders, Modest Mouse, and The Cribs. Following an excellent album with The Cribs, he contributed to [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘When Foxes Attack’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*John Prine gets a lot of love on a new star-packed tribute record called Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine. Conor Oberst, Deer Tick, My Morning Jacket, and the DBT are all, apparently, implicated. Sounds like a recipe for awesome. (Via Pitchfork, which also has the track listing.)
*The Independent zings the [...]

Leak Proof: Modest Mouse, Hopewell, The Foreign Born, Tortoise

Modest Mouse: "Satellite Skin"
The less sense that Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock makes, the more sincere he sounds. For example, the non-sequitur riddled "Heart Cooks Brain," far more affecting than linear drivel like "Fire It Up." "Satellite Skin," a long-delayed Record Store Day exclusive, falls into the first category, with Brock opening up the hick-psych [...]