Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington and over the last decade has become the indie rock standard and one of the few bands capable of treading the narrow path where massive popularity is possible without sacrificing their longtime fans. The band released their first full-length album, This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About, on the Up label in 1996. With the release of their second album, The Lonesome Crowded West in 1997, the band’s status reached new heights with a legion of fans and critical acclaim. In 2000, Modest Mouse was signed to Epic Records and released their third album, The Moon & Antarctica. In 2004 came the release of their breakthrough album, Good News For People Who Love Bad News, which included the hit “Float On,” has sold over 1.5 million copies and earned the band two Grammy nominations. The most recent Modest Mouse album, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, was released on March 20, 2007 and immediately entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #1.
Modest Mouse's This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About and The Lonesome Crowded West will be reissued on vinyl through Glacial Pace Recordings and Fat Possum Records.
Both albums are available to pre-order through our website:
This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About
The Lonesome Crowded West
The albums will each be available as 180-gram double LPs. This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About will be out on October 28, and The Lonesome Crowded West on November 4.
In addition to the repressing, two 7" singles containing unreleased songs from the original recording sessions will be out on the albums' respective release dates. The 7" for Long Drive contains "White Lies, Yellow Teeth". The Lonesome Crowded West single features "Too Many Fiestas for Rueben" and an alternate version of "Cowboy Dan".
Check out upcoming Modest Mouse tour dates as well as Pitchfork's documentary on The Lonesome Crowded West below:
09-17 El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
09-19 Monterrey, Mexico - Hellow Festival
09-23 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriets
09-24 Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
09-26 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
09-28 Portland, OR - Project Pabst @ Zidell Yards
11-08 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest