Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Trackmarks: Modest Mouse - "Fire It Up"

Sandwiched between the first single, "Dashboard", and the hook-laden "Florida", but some fifty minutes before the epic three-song finale of "Spitting Venom" > "People As Places As People" > "Invisible", "Fire It Up" bats third in the seamless soundscape of Modest Mouse's latest release. Some of the critics aren't buying in (78 at Metacritic), but I was all but hooked when this song gently crashed the party. And then when it all built to the aforementioned finale, I was sold. I can't get this of this album out of my head.

Still no DC date, and I don't see one coming:

15-Apr Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre (SOLD OUT)
16-Apr Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
17-Apr Boise, ID Big Easy Concert House (SOLD OUT)
20-Apr Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
21-Apr Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
22-Apr Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
24-Apr Toronto, ON Hummingbird Centre
25-Apr Montreal, PQ Metropolis
26-Apr Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
27-Apr Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
29-Apr New York, NY United Palace Theatre
30-Apr New York, NY United Palace Theatre
2-May Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
3-May Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (SOLD OUT)
4-May Greensbora, NC Greensboro Coliseum
5-May Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park
6-May Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena Concet Hall
8-May New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
9-May Austin, TX The Backyard
10-May Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre
12-May Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheater
13-May Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
14-May San Diego, CA Cox Arena
16-May San Jose, CA San Jose State University

MP3: Modest Mouse - "Fire It Up"


Marshall said...

Been reading your blog in totally random order because of Hype Machine. Been enjoying it. For some reason I totally didn't process you were from the District. Thanks for helping to keep the DC in hardcore.

JK said...

Thanks man. Unfortunately, over the course of this blog, we have both moved away from the DC area but I'll always continue to look out.