Modest Mouse (on tour) & The Format (needs help)

Oh! Oh! Oh!

Being the huge Modest Mouse fan that I am, I was (needless to say) really excited to have an email in my inbox at 2 AM, saying that Modest Mouse was going on tour again. I nearly fell out of my chair, if not for excitement then for the alcohol in my bloodstream. Tickets are going to go on sale soon and look for these dates to sell out, since they haven’t toured since the end of last summer plus they’re nearly finished on their newest album.

New tour + New Album = New Songs Played Live!

Sun Aug 6 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Tue Aug 8 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
Wed Aug 9 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
Thu Aug 10 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield

Check out the presale!

In other “Oh! Oh! Oh!” news.. Another favorite band, The Format, have finished recording their latest album (Dog Problems) and are having trouble deciding on which single to release first. Straight from the band:

Um. We were having issues picking the First Single from Album Number Two. There was talk about drawing straws. Then we thought about you, the people who come to see these songs live and listen to them through your speakers. We would LOVE to hear what you think.

They’ve put up some Real Player clips from 5 songs to choose from – some of which have been acoustically recorded and were already posted.

[CLIP] The FormatTime Bomb
[CLIP] The FormatShe Doesn’t Get It
[CLIP] The FormatOceans
[CLIP] The FormatThe Compromise
[CLIP] The FormatPick Me Up

Which song do you think should be the first single? I picked “She Doesn’t Get It”. The album is going to be released on July 11 and the tracklisting is as follows:

I’m Actual
Time Bomb
She Doesn’t Get It
Pick Me Up
Dog Problems
Dead End
The Compromise
Inches and Falling
If Work Permits

Check out more on The Format at their site, and head over to Modest Mouse’s page too.

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