Modest Mouse drops their latest project "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" Releases tomorrow! Adam and Jeremy highly recommend these nihilist rockers from the left coast (despite the nihilism and the left coast thing.) But if you need a little more prodding to go pick up their album then click here and listen to the entire album streamed by AOL. Thanks to Popcandy for the DL.
Update: The latest tour dates for Modest Mouse have been released on Pitchfork... check it out.
Speaking of exciting releases on the horizon... Chevelle will be dropping their latest head banger, "Vena Sera" (which may mean "Vein Liquid," but that's just something we read on the Internet so take it for what its worth.), hits stores April 3, 2007. The lead single "Well Enough Alone" has been littering the modern rock air waves, taking us back to when Adam and Jeremy made a living out of playing "The Red" and Blindside's "King of the Closet" on their critically acclaimed radio program.
Maybe the biggest music news of the year is the reunion of Rage Against the Machine! Oh yes the angry Adam and Jeremy fav's are getting back together for the Rock the Bells tour this summer with the Wu Tang Clan. Those of us on the East Coast will have once chance to catch them July 28th in NYC... buy your tickets today because this show is going to be huge... on a side not we certainly hope that this leads to more Rage Against the Machine albums because honestly rock music has not been the same since they left.
In case you missed it indie pop-rockers Mates of State were featured on this weekends edition of "This American Life" log onto the TAL website to check out the podcast featuring a live cover of "California" by our favorite husband and wife music act. The appearance of "This American Life" got us over to the Mates of State website where we found out that they have teamed up with PETA to do an anti fur ad. Well you can see that its certainly eye catching; if you want to know more check out the bands site.