Monday 1 August 2011
Tuesday 2 August 2011
The Frontier Touring Company are pleased to announce the return of longtime genre-blending stalwarts Modest Mouse for two headline shows. This is sure to be an essential addition to any music lovers’ must-see list for 2011.
Modest Mouse’s extensive 18 year career has been on a constant upward trajectory since their formation in 1993. After developing a cult-like following with their earlier work, their 2004 offering Good News For People Who Love Bad News and its massive hit ‘Float On’ propelled the band further into full fledged stardom and primed the world stage for their most recent and immensely successful fifth album, 2007’s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank.
The album hit No. 1 on Billboard album charts and critics were quick to bestow praise on the American group:
“Modest Mouse should be championed for exposing a larger audience to a sound in line with classic indie rock, rather than aiming for more traditional rock sounds like many of their more accessible indie contemporaries.” — Pitchfork
“Brock has never sounded more charismatic, or chameleonlike, as he alternately croons, spits, and bronchially howls through lyrics.” — Entertainment Weekly
“Is there another ‘Float On’? It scarcely matters: 10 years into their career, Modest Mouse have stumbled into their best album yet.” — Blender
“Much of We Were Dead feels like a culmination of the sound that Modest Mouse have spent the last decade or so honing.” — Alternative Press
“This is a band working at the very top of their game, and this album is a beautiful, brilliant beast.” — MusicOMH.com
In the years since, Modest Mouse have continued to cement their place as revolutionaries of the indie-rock genre. The band were recently in the studio working with hip hop heavyweight and OutKast rapper Big Boi on a couple of new songs.