Famous Music Publishing has signed Modest Mouse to a long-term global co-publishing deal. The deal, to be announced tomorrow (Sept. 14), is the band's first publishing arrangement and covers catalog a

Famous Music Publishing has signed Modest Mouse to a long-term global co-publishing deal. The deal, to be announced tomorrow (Sept. 14), is the band's first publishing arrangement and covers catalog and future works.

The Epic act is touring the U.S. in support of its sixth album, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," which is at No. 42 in its 22nd week on The Billboard 200. The single "Float On" reached No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart in July; the video was nominated for three honors at the recent MTV Video Music Awards.

The band, which formed in 1994 in Issaquah, Wash., is set to appear on the hit TV show "The O.C." this fall.