Modest Mouse Gears Up For Tour With New EP
Indie rock outfit Modest Mouse has lined up more than a month's worth of U.S. tour dates in support of a new EP, "Everywhere and His Nasty Parlor Tricks." The eight-song set, due Sept. 25 from Epic, iIndie rock outfit Modest Mouse has lined up more than a month's worth of U.S. tour dates in support of a new EP, "Everywhere and His Nasty Parlor Tricks." The eight-song set, due Sept. 25 from Epic, includes the new songs "Here It Comes," "So Much Beauty In Dirt," and "Three Inch Horses, Two Faced Monsters," plus "The Air," a remix of earlier songs blended into a new track.
The cuts "Night on the Sun," "I Came as a Rat (Long Walk Off a Short Dock)," "You're the Good Things," and "Willful Suspension of Disbelief" were previously released by Up Records on last year's "Night on the Sun" 12" single.
Modest Mouse's tour will kick off Sept. 7 with the first of two shows in Portland, Ore. Along the way, the group will hit the Javajam festival Sept. 22 in Oklahoma City, Okla., and co-headline Sept. 25-26 shows with Built to Spill in Atlanta. An eclectic list of opening acts is lined up for the trek, including the Glands, Les Savy Fav, the Shins, Yume Bitsu, and Music Tapes.
Meanwhile, frontman Isaac Brock is at work on a second album for Sub Pop under the moniker Ugly Cassanova. A label spokesperson expects the album to be released early next year.
Here are Modest Mouse's tour dates:
Sept. 7-8: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Sept. 10: San Francisco (Warfield)
Sept. 11-12: Los Angeles (House of Blues)
Sept. 13: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
Sept. 14: Anaheim, Calif. (House of Blues)
Sept. 15: Mission Beach, Calif. (Cane's Ballroom)
Sept. 17: Tempe, Ariz. (Nita's Hideaway)
Sept. 20: Austin, Texas (Stubb's BBQ)
Sept. 21: Ft. Worth, Texas (Ridglea Theater)
Sept. 22: Oklahoma City, Okla. (Javajam 2001, w/ Flaming Lips)
Sept. 24: Oxford, Miss. (Proud Larry's)
Sept. 25-26: Atlanta (Variety Playhouse, w/ Built to Spill)
Sept. 27: Carrboro, N.C. (Cat's Cradle)
Sept. 28: Washington, D.C. (Black Cat)
Sept. 30: Philadelphia (Trocadero)
Oct. 1-2: New York (Irving Plaza)
Oct. 5-6: Newport, Ky. (Southgate House)
Oct. 7: Chicago (House of Blues)
Oct. 8: Kansas City, Mo. (Madrid Theater)
Oct. 10: Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)
Oct. 12: Salt Lake City (Bricks)