Modest Mouse Is In The House

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(Photo courtesy of last.fm)

(Photo courtesy of last.fm)

Indie band [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Modest Mouse[/lastfm] will be rocking the stage tonight at Dallas’ Palladium Ballroom!

And to get you pumped up for the show, Jack FM is making their hit “Dashboard” our Song of the Day!

After seven years of relentless touring and releasing albums independently, Modest Mouse finally hit it big in 2000 with their major-label debut The Moon and Antarctica.  The album earned favorable reviews from critics and was a minor commercial success, peaking at #120 on the Billboard 200 and selling more than half a million copies.  The singles “3rd Planet” and “Gravity Rides Everything” received considerable airplay on alternative rock radio.

Good News for People Who Love Bad News followed in ’04 and made the indie rockers from Washington a household name.  It went to #18 on the charts and is the band’s biggest-selling album to date with over one million copies sold.  Success of the album was due in large part to the hit single “Float On,” which landed in the top spot on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

In 2007, Modest Mouse released their fifth album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.  The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the single “Dashboard,” which is Jack’s Song of the Day.  “Dashboard” was a Top 5 hit on modern rock radio and was named one of the year’s best songs by Rolling Stone magazine.

Modest Mouse’s most recent release was the 2009 EP No One’s First and You’re Next.  It featured unreleased tracks and B-sides from the band’s previous two albums.

After tonight’s show at the Palladium Ballroom, Modest Mouse will travel to Brazil to play at Sunday’s SWU Festival with the legendary [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Peter Gabriel[/lastfm].

Check out Modest Mouse’s trippy music video for their hit “Float On.”

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