Modest Mouse

Listen: Modest Mouse, “Lampshades on Fire”

Modest Mouse is back. After an eight-year break, Modest Mouse will release its sixth studio album, "Strangers to Ourselves," on March 3. Today, the band released its first track from the album, "Lampshades on Fire." The track will make fans nostalgic for "Lonesome Crowded West." A funky bass and guitars run through the new Modest Mouse track as Isaac Brock's rhythm-heavy vocals "bup, bup, bup" on the verse.

Live review: Mister Heavenly @ the Hi-Dive

Mister Heavenly is, it turns out, as promising as the name suggests. Led by the often dueling vocals of front men Nick Thorburn and Ryan Kattner, the three-piece played a litany of doo-wop-inspired indie pop for just over an hour in front of a loose crowd at the Hi-Dive last night.

Steal This Track: Jef Otte and the Fatality

Jef Otte is looking for "Catastrophe." Welcome back to Steal This Track. We're glad you've discovered this little column, in which the Denver Post's Reverb features a different Colorado band or musical artist each Tuesday.

Live review: Modest Mouse @ the Fillmore Auditorium

A hirsute, shadowy Isaac Brock led Modest Mouse through a breathless set at the Fillmore on Wednesday. Photos by Joe McCabe. Judging by the ferocity of the crowd’s response to Modest Mouse’s show at the Fillmore last Wednesday, it’s not surprising that singer Isaac Brock had to stop a few times to take a breather.

Modest Mouse, The National @ Red Rocks

[photopress:modest.jpg,full,pp_image] Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse did his best to inhabit the massive environs of Red Rocks on Tuesday night. Photos by Laurie Scavo. You can check out Ricardo Baca's extended review of the R.E.M. show at Red Rocks on Tuesday, but we thought we'd break out the photos of openers The National and Modest Mouse into a separate post.

The Spinto Band @ the Larimer Lounge

[photopress:spintoband.jpg,full,pp_image] The Spinto Band easily filled the stage at the Larimer on Thursday. Photo of a previous gig from KiDROCKERS. One of the best things about the Spinto Band is that it doesn’t seem to matter to them if they are playing to three people or 3,000.