1. Modest Mouse Set For Top Five Debut on Billboard 200

    March 20, 2015 5:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rock band Modest Mouse is aiming for its second top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Strangers To Ourselves . Industry forecasters say the new set, which was released on March 17 through Epic Records, may move around 65,000 in album equivale ...

  2. Party With Modest Mouse, Natasha Lyonne, and Woodland Punks in 'Lampshades on Fire' Video

    March 20, 2015 3:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maybe if you combined Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" underwear pool party video with a scene from House of 1000 Corpses , you'd get something like this. Modest Mouse has shared the music video for its successful single "Lamp ...

  3. Modest Mouse Returns to No. 1 on Alternative Songs After More Than a Decade

    March 19, 2015 5:35 PM EDT Modest Mouse 's "Lampshades on Fire" rises 2-1 on Alternative Songs chart dated March 28, giving the rock band its second No. 1 -- and first since "Float On" topped the list for one week on July 31, 2004. The track rises to ...

  4. Exclusive: Firefly Music Festival Eliminates Single-Day Tickets, Nears Sellout in 2015

    March 18, 2015 10:00 AM EDT When the Firefly Music Festival launched in 2012, organizers had a long-term vision of building the Dover, Delaware, event into the "premiere East Coast music festival," says festival director Greg Bostrom . "We felt like there w ...

  5. Modest Mouse Frontman Isaac Brock on the 8-Year Wait for Their New LP & His Issues With 'Portlandia'

    March 18, 2015 9:00 AM EDT What's the deal with Modest Mouse ? Eight years since its last studio LP and eleven since the surprise success of "Float On," the 22-year old band finally returns with Strangers to Ourselves, a rollicking 57-minute indie rock power ...

  6. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's 'Style' Fashionably Flies to No. 1 on Pop Songs

    March 16, 2015 4:25 PM EDT 85.92 k 6.174 k 243 The song is her third leader on the list from '1989.' Plus, Mumford & Songs blast back and other new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Modest Mouse, Brett Eldredge & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group ...

  7. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Adult Pop Songs, Nate Ruess Debuts Solo

    March 02, 2015 5:25 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' takes over atop another tally, while Ruess arrives on his own with 'Nothing Without Your Love.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are base ...

  8. Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Living for Love' Debuts on Pop Songs, Leads Dance Club Songs

    February 23, 2015 4:45 PM EST 1.332 k 248 66 The Queen of Pop returns to top 40 radio and, as previously reported, celebrates her historic coronation on Dance Club Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select grou ...

  9. Chart Highlights: Mana, Shakira Debut at No. 1 on Latin Airplay

    February 16, 2015 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Plus, new leaders for Walk the Moon, Modest Mouse, Mary J. Blige, Florida Georgia Line, Ricky Martin & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay ex ...

  10. Fat Possum Opens Its Own Vinyl Pressing Plant to Meet (Its Own) Demand

    December 23, 2014 10:55 AM EST Memphis Record Pressing, a new vinyl pressing plant dreamed up and run by Fat Possum founder Matthew Johnson , in partnership with Bruce Watson and AudioGraphics Masterworks owners Mark Yoshida and Brandon Seavers , is ready for business 10 months ...

  11. Chart Highlights: Aretha Franklin Tops Dance Club Songs for First Time in 16 Years

    December 22, 2014 2:05 PM EST The icon's cover of Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' returns her to No. 1. Plus, new leaders for Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. ...

  12. Modest Mouse's New Album, 'Strangers to Ourselves,' Will Be Out in March

    December 14, 2014 7:50 PM EST Modest Mouse teased a new single called "Lampshades on Fire" last week with an Instagram post , and now the band has let a lucky fan release news of a new album set for next year.  Modest Mouse & Brand New Rock New York's Forest ...

  13. Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips to Headline Inaugural Hudson Project

    April 01, 2014 2:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips, Bassnectar and Modest Mouse will headline the inaugural edition of The Hudson Project , a new three-day festival set for July 11-13 in Saugerties, NY. Located at Winston Farm in view of the Catskill Mountains and featur ...

  14. Johnny Marr Pours Cold Water on Smiths Reunion: Fans Need to ‘Find A Hobby’

    August 12, 2013 6:10 AM EDT Smiths fans, don’t hold your breath on a reunion. Johnny Marr has put another nail in the iconic British group’s coffin. The guitarist has told The Japan Times that followers of the Smiths had to face facts – there won’t be a “big happy ending.” A ...

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  16. Jangle All The Way: New Acts Soften Alternative Airwaves

    November 08, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 As Mumford & Sons flex retail muscle, alternative radio is finding that hits don't always have to be hard. The biggest sales week for a rock album since 2008 wasn't set by a veteran act like Green Day , Red Hot Chili Peppers or U2 . No ...

  17. Firefly 2012: Highlights From Delaware's First Major Music Fest

    July 23, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Delaware may be the First State in the union, but it's probably one of the last that you'd associate with cutting-edge rock music. That changed this past weekend when the home of NASCAR races, beachfront condos and tax-free shopping hosted ...

  18. First Listen: Big Boi Previews 'Vicious Lies' Album in NYC

    July 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 New album out November 13, with guest spots from A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, Kid Cudi and more. In anticipation of the fall release of his next solo project, Outkast member and Atlanta hip-hop ambassador Big Boi hosted a private listening session of his ...

  19. Backbeat: Governors Ball Dances With Chromeo, A-Trak Goes Bowling, Warner Bros., Solid Gold Execs Hang

    June 25, 2012 12:44 PM EDT Chromeo's Dave 1 and P-Thugg mug for the camera with manager Kevin Kocher. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) For its second year, New York City's Governors Ball took place from June 23-24 not on its namesake island, but the significantly bigg ...

  20. Record Store Day Co-Founder Eric Levin on In-Stores, Exclusive Releases, Iggy Pop's Ambassadorship

    April 20, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Eric Levin is a co-founder of Record Store Day (RSD), owner of Atlanta's Criminal Records and head of the Alliance of Independent Media Stores. Though this year he's scaled back his involvement with RSD to focus on his retail business ( ...

  21. In The Studio: Amanda Palmer Readies New Album for September Release

    April 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I've never been quite this excited about a record," Amanda Palmer , the New York singer-songwriter and former leader of cabaret rock group Dresden Dolls , tells Billboard.com from Melbourne, Australia. It's a city that she calls ...

  22. Noise Pop: Flaming Lips, Bob Mould Salute Festival's 20th Anniversary

    February 21, 2012 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 San Francisco's Noise Pop music festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, a birthday a million squiggly guitar riffs in the making. "I don't think we ever thought that far ahead," producer Jordan Kurland told Billboard. ...

  23. Beck, Santigold, Modest Mouse Headline Governors Ball Fest

    February 21, 2012 2:24 PM EST New York City's Governors Ball Music Festival has revealed the lineup for its 2012 edition, to be held June 23-24. The bill features -- as usual -- dance-friendly artists like Passion Pit, Duck Sauce, Santigold, Major Lazer, Chromeo and Speci ...

  24. C3's Charlie Walker on How Metallica's Orion Music + More Fest Was Curated

    February 17, 2012 7:49 PM EST When Metallica recently announced that its first North American music festival would feature appearances by indie-centric bands like Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse and Best Coast, some questioned how those artists would go over with dyed-in-the-wool ...

  25. Say Anything: 'This Record Is About Rebellion'

    February 15, 2012 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Frontman Max Bemis Talks Indie Label Shift, Upcoming Tour & Having a 'Clear Head' These Days Loudness is cool. It's also distracting, says Say Anything frontman Max Bemis. Which is why the guiding principle heading into the band&# ...

  26. Metallica Announce (Surprisingly Indie-Centric) Orion Fest With Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Gary Clark Jr.

    February 07, 2012 5:59 PM EST After decades spent headlining the biggest festivals around the world, Metallica will finally be headlining one that they can call their own. On June 23, the band will launch a two-day music and arts extravaganza at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N ...

  27. Metallica Announces Orion Fest With Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Avenged Sevenfold

    February 07, 2012 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 After decades spent headlining the biggest festivals around the world, Metallica will finally be headlining one that they can call their own. On June 23, the band will launch a two-day music and arts extravaganza at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N.J ...

  28. Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein Sounds Off on Hipsterdom, 'Portlandia' Season Two

    January 05, 2012 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 On the second season of the culty IFC Channel comedy "Portlandia," Eddie Vedder plays a hot dude with a not-so-hot Eddie Vedder tattoo. Johnny Marr plays a cyclist disgruntled by imcompentent bike valets (they're the worst, right?). A ...

  29. Austin City Limits 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    September 19, 2011 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two heat-filled days and tens of bands later, Austin City Limits attendees appeared both spent and ready for another round of rain by the time Sunday (Sept. 18) rolled around. Most roughed it out in pursuit of Arcade Fire, who did not disappoint the ...

  30. Meet Mister Heavenly: Sub Pop's Newest Supergroup

    August 15, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "We just banged on some shit, and we worked it out," Islands frontman Nick Thorburn (formerly of the Unicorns) says of his newest collaborative project, Mister Heavenly . With Ryan Kattner of indie cult favorite Man Man and Joe Plummer of ...

  31. The Shins Return With Tour, 2012 Album on Columbia

    August 02, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Back in 2008, Billboard reported that The Shins' fourth album would be released via frontman James Mercer's own Aural Apothecary instead of longtime label Sub Pop. At the time, however, distribution for Aural Apothecary was not known, but ...

  32. Born in the U.S.A.: Top Artists by State, Readers Respond

    July 06, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 As you hopefully celebrated July 4th with friends, family, food (up-close) and fireworks (from a safe distance), Chart Beat considered the musical artists most associated with each U.S. state . Billy Joel , for example, represented New York; Ray Cha ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site, Black Veil Brides to Rejoin Warped Tour

    June 30, 2011 5:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site It looks like Amy Winehouse has no swag, at least according to Swagger Security, the group who hacked into her website earlier ...

  34. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Talks New Album, Adele Loves Bon Iver

    June 27, 2011 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber on New Album: 'I Want to Work a Lot with Myself' Speaking about his forthcoming album, Justin Bieber says that he's dabbled with self-produci ...

  35. Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock to Score 'Queens of Country'

    June 27, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Modest Mouse front man and songwriter Isaac Brock will compose his first feature film score for a movie based on an obsessive country music fan. "Queens of Country" stars Lizzy Caplan ("Mean Girls") and Ron Livingston ("Ba ...

  36. Billboard Bits: Nirvana's 'Nevermind' To Be Re-Released, No More Guest Stars on 'Glee'

    June 22, 2011 6:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Getting 20th Anniversary Re-Release Nirvana's label, Universal, is planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's ...

  37. Johnny Marr, Ex-Smiths Guitarist, Talks Solo Music & 'Poor Decision' Score

    May 17, 2011 4:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ohnny Marr , the former Smiths guitarist and songwriter, expects to start a world tour in October beginning with a show in New York. Currently working on two albums and scoring the second season of David Cross's British TV series, "The I ...

  38. Johnny Marr, Ex Smiths Guitarist, Talks Film and TV Scores, Solo Plans

    May 17, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Johnny Marr, the former Smiths guitarist and songwriter, expects to start a world tour in October beginning with a show in New York. Currently working on two albums and scoring the second season of David Cross's British TV series, "The I ...

  39. Billboard Bits: New J.Lo Track Leaks, Big Boi Working With Modest Mouse

    April 28, 2011 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Big Boi Working on New Modest Mouse Album According to a series of Tweets, Big Boi has been in the studio with Modest Mouse, working with the band on its new record. The ...

  40. Johnny Marr, Former Smiths Guitarist and 'Inception' Collaborator, Planning Two Solo Albums

    February 28, 2011 4:25 PM EST Johnny Marr onstage in London, 2009 (Photo: Redferns) Johnny Marr, former songwriter and guitarist in the Smiths, is planning a return to frontman status. After stints performing with Cribs and Modest Mouse, Marr told Billboard that he plans to re ...

  41. Ex-Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr Planning Two Solo Releases

    February 28, 2011 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 J ohnny Marr , the former songwriter and guitarist in the Smiths , is planning a return to front man status. After stints performing with Cribs and Modest Mouse , Marr plans to release two albums within the next 18 months under his own name. "W ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift Spotted With Glee's Chord Overstreet

    February 25, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taylor Swift, "Glee" Star Chord Overstreet Spotted Together Taylor Swift and "Glee" star Chord Overstreet (who plays Sam) were spotted together at the ...

  43. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Outraged Over 'S&M' Title Change, Pink Tweets Baby Bump Pic

    February 07, 2011 7:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Outraged Over 'S&M' Title Change "S&M," Rihanna 's latest single, has had its title changed to "Come On" on the U.K.� ...

  44. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Stars Getting Replaced in 2012, Michael Cera Joins Indie Rock Band

    December 01, 2010 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Glee" Stars Getting Replaced in 2012 Even Gleeks have to graduate some time, and " Glee " creator Ryan Murphy is preparing for his young actors to de ...

  45. Photos: Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Buffalo Springfield Rock Bridge School

    October 26, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's not every day that Neil Young , Pearl Jam , Elton John & Leon Russell , Buffalo Springfield and a dozen other renowned rockers gather on the same stage for a weekend-long jam, but at the 24th Annual Bridge School Benefit (Oct. 23-24) i ...

  46. Lissie Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    September 08, 2010 4:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  47. Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene Top Pitchfork Music Festival's First Night

    July 17, 2010 12:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran indie rock ruled the first day of the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival, which kicked off its fifth year in Chicago's Union Park on Friday (July 16). As sweltering temperatures gave way to a cool summer night, the progressive rap and Swedis ...

  48. Wavves Roll Past Public Meltdown To "Beach"

    July 09, 2010 12:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 For singer/guitarist Nathan Williams and his noise-pop band Wavves , 2009 was both a year that every aspiring musician hopes for-and every established musician dreads. After drawing critical acclaim last spring for a sophomore album recorded in his ...

  49. James Mercer, Isaac Brock Team Up For '180°' Soundtrack

    June 21, 2010 2:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Emmett Malloy felt music was so integral to "180° South," the new environmental documentary he produced for his Woodshed Films imprint, that he brought singer-songwriters James Mercer (the Shins , Broken Bells ) and Mason Jennings to the P ...

  50. Pavement, LCD, Modest Mouse To Headline Pitchfork Music Fest

    February 05, 2010 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Pitchfork Music Festival, the three-day music event in Chicago organized and curated by the indie-centric website of the same name, has announced Pavement , Modest Mouse and LCD Soundsystem as headliners of the 2010 edition. Tickets for the fifth an ...

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