Modest Mouse Ready Vinyl Reissues of Early Records

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 09.03.14 in News

As Modest Mouse continue to live up to the name of Isaac Brock’s Glacial Pace imprint — the last time they released an album was seven years ago — the once influential indie rockers have announced heavyweight vinyl reissues of their first two records, The Lonesome Crowded West and This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About. Due out November 4 and October 28 respectively, both double LPs include a bonus 7-inch single that’s pulled from that particular era — “White Lies, Yellow Teeth” b/w “Buttons to Push the Buttons” were pressed alongside This Is a Long Drive…, and “Too Many Fiestas for Rueben” b/w a Calvin Johnson-recorded “Cowboy Dan” are tacked onto The Lonesome Crowded West.

As for what they may have on deck next, Fat Possum is co-releasing these reissues, so maybe they’ll have a hand in some new Modest Mouse material soon? One thing’s for certain: They’re considerably late in turning some tracks over to Big Boi too.

“We’ve got these songs they’ve been sitting on forever,” the OutKast co-founder told the Hollywood Reporter last April. “I saw [frontman Isaac Brock] a couple months ago and they’re working on some additions to what we did. I don’t know. It’s a crazy camp over there. It’s coming. Talk to him! He’s the boss.”

Have a listen to “White Life, Yellow Teeth” below, right alongside a Pitchfork documentary on The Lonesome Crowded West