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Too Many Fiestas for Reuben / Cowboy Dan

As a reminder of just how weird and wonderful the Modest Mouse universe was in its early days -- in its scratchy guitar tones, as well as in Isaac Brock's unhinged voice -- Glacial Pace and Fat Possum are reissuing their primitive classics, along with a little helping of 7" to sweeten the deal. The 7" that accompanies the reissue of 'The Lonesome Crowded West' features a take on "Cowboy Dan" taht invovles Mr. Beat Happening (aka Calvin Johnson), as well as a B-side from the record, "Too Many Fiestas for Rueben". A lovely little origin story and a must have for indie rock geeks.

Modest Mouse / 764-Hero
Whenever You See Fit

As part of their 20th birthday anniversary celebrations, the Suicide Squeeze label are reissuing this fine 90’s collaborative EP between Modest Mouse and 764-Hero, where the two bands essentially play out in their respective styles over the top of each other. And yet! What comes out really works! Blue and yellow 12” with new artwork.
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Interstate 8

Interstate 8 is the second EP released by US indie band, Modest Mouse. Originally released in 1996, this vinyl has been long out of print and therefore highly sought after by fans and collectors alike. It contains the band's first ever demo recordings which were recorded in Isaac Brock's garage. Recommended!
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Too Many Fiestas For Rueben / Cowboy Dan

As a reminder of just how weird and wonderful the Modest Mouse universe was in its early days -- in its scratchy guitar tones, as well as in Isaac Brock's unhinged voice -- Glacial Pace and Fat Possum are reissuing their primitive classics, along with a little helping of 7" to sweeten the deal. The 7" that accompanies the reissue of 'The Lonesome Crowded West' features a take on "Cowboy Dan" that involves Mr. Beat Happening (aka Calvin Johnson), as well as a B-side from the record, "Too Many Fiestas for Rueben". A lovely little origin story and a must have for indie rock geeks.

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Building Nothing Out of Something

Building Something Out Of Nothing is a compilation of singles and rarities by Modest Mouse. They are the band credited with breathing new life into American indie and alternative music after the death of grunge. This highly regarded collection is being reissued on vinyl for the first time in more than ten years and is thought to be an excellent starting point for the uninitiated and a genuine crowd-pleaser for those in-the-know.
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Strangers To Ourselves

Growling indie rock merchants Modest Mouse have detailed surreal car trips, painted cities, floated on and sailed doomed expeditions, and then they took a sabbatical. Now their buzzing guitars and the howl of Isaac Brock are back for Strangers to Ourselves, a much postponed, much anticipated new album. It's the closest thing I can get to hearing a Wolf Parade album in 2015, and it's an event to behold for all of us.
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White Lies, Yellow Teeth / Buttons to Push the Buttons

Modest Mouse are celebrating the days when they were at their rawest, playing stunningly rough guitar and howling lyrics for lost souls over disorientating dissonance. 'This Is a Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About' and 'The Lonesome Crowded West' are two early entries in the indie rock canon, and they're being reissued so we can all have the proof. This 7" features two tracks that failed to make their way onto a record proper: "White Lies, Yellow Teeth", which has been swiming freely through the internet for a while, and "Buttons to Push Buttons". 

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The Moon & Antarctica

The third full length album by the popular American group was their first for a major label. Here it is repressed on lovely vinyl.  
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This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About

Originally released in 1996, ‘This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About’ is Modest Mouse’s debut LP, and made a significant mark for the band. Expanding upon the themes of emotional and geographic isolation present in their early material, the album sees the band mixing slow, brooding numbers with thrashing guitar assaults, and is worth a revisit. 
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The Fruit That Ate Itself

Originally released in 1997, ‘The Fruit That Ate By Itself is the third EP from American indie rock luminaries Modest Mouse. Produced by founder of K records- Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson- this EP is more in line with Johnson’s past work, recalling the playful indie-funk of Dub Narcotic System, and it is built around a leaner and meaner sound in comparison to their earlier material, with the emphasis being less on noise and more on grooves. 
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Sad Sappy Sucker

Originally released in 2001 but conceived in 1994, ‘Sad Sappy Sucker’ was intended for Modest Mouse’s debut LP, but delays meant the record was shelved and, essentially, it was forgotten about until its subsequent release seven years later. All the original 12 songs recorded during the Dub Narcotic Studio session are here, including the incredibly rare ‘Worms Vs. Birds’ 7”. Also included here is bonus material featuring nine songs from lead singer Isaac Brock’s project ‘Dial-a-Song’, which are basically songs that could only be heard on his answering machine every day by calling in.  
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The Lonesome Crowded West

Modest Mouse’s third LP, ‘The Lonesome Crowded West’, was originally released in 1997, and ultimately helped to mould the American indie rock sound that became synonymous with the Pacific Northwest. Its endemic, influential sound has been copied from both sides of the Atlantic, but its honest existentialism makes it a modern day classic perfect for a revisit. 
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