Posted in music | pictures on March 16, 2009

words by Andrew Frisicano, photos by Natasha Ryan

Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse played Terminal 5 in NYC on Sunday, March 15th, with openers Japanese Motors, Tab the Band, and Mimicking Birds. It was the last date on the band's spring 2009 tour with Jim Fairchild of Grandaddy filling in on guitar for Johnny Marr of the Smiths who has had the job for a few years (on a somewhat related note, one day after Johnny wasn't here, Morrissey was).

In related news..

Modest Mouse plans to release the music video actor Heath Ledger directed before his death in January 2008. [Ledger] helmed the animated clip for "King Rat," a bonus tune off 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. No specific date has been set for the release, which is expected to happen "soon." The video was animated by [director/animator/Monty Python member] Terry Gilliam....

The band will drop a 7" orange vinyl single April 18 (out digitally April 21) with two new songs, "Satellite Skin" and "Guilty Cocker Spaniels." Though the band hasn't confirmed any other releases, New Jersey record store Vintage Vinyl reports MM will offer three more singles before releasing an eight-song EP, No One's First and You're Next, this August.

Modest Mouse will perform "Satellite Skin" on the Late Show with David Letterman on March 18. [Spin.com]

More NYC show pictures, and the setlist, below...

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Setlist (via el_mariach94)/ Anonymous March 16, 2009 1:52 PM:

3rd Planet
Education
Black Cadillacs
Here It Comes
King Rat
The View
Doin' The Cockroach
Custom Concern
Jesus Christ Was An Only Child
Dance Hall
Baby Blue Sedan
Bury Me With It
Night On The Sun
Paper Thin Walls
Satellite Skin
Dramamine
Float On
Parting Of The Sensory
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Satin In A Coffin
Interstate 8
All Night Diner

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Comments (41)

not as great as A Morning With Modest Mouse show, but still pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 12:29 AM

Hey... sorry if i kicked anyone in the face while crowdsurfing :P

Posted by Ray | March 17, 2009 12:33 AM

FUCK ALL YOU HATERS

sick show. even longer than most have been on this tour despite getting cut off one song on the encore. all night diner & jesus christ FTW.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 1:16 AM

I got the set list after the show. The encore was originally supposed to be; good times, blame it on the tetons then spitting venom. Great fucking show. Very Very happy they played Night on the sun.

Posted by johnboy | March 17, 2009 1:24 AM

really fucking good setlist. shouldn't have skipped this one.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 1:30 AM

great pictures, and great show

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 1:37 AM

"not as great as A Morning With Modest Mouse show, but still pretty good"

Duh. Thank you Mr. Obvious.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 3:03 AM

I'm a woman.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 5:21 AM

anon 1:30 am.... totally agree. last time i saw MM back in nov. 06, they played a bunch of soon-to-be-released songs and nothing off the lonesome crowded west. this looked to be almost the opposite. plus, 'all night diner'? when was the last time they played that??

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 6:46 AM

@116am

who's hatin?

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 8:01 AM

kick ass set -- especially the encore! woot!

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 8:11 AM

Any recordings of this?

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 8:12 AM

DAMN IT! I like this fucking set list! gotta go to work, gotta go to work, gotta have jjoooooobb

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 9:06 AM

Isaac Brock is smokin'

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 9:18 AM

How disappointing that I missed this! All Night Diner as a closer has me immediately. Who knew that Modest Mouse still played songs from ten years ago? I thought they were going to play all their new crap.

Posted by candice | March 17, 2009 9:21 AM

modest mouse sucks.

(I thought anon 1:16 needed someone to yell at. His "haters" comment had no direction. Seemed kinda sad.)

Posted by wembley | March 17, 2009 9:30 AM

Ok, you guys clearly are in search of someone to flame.

So here goes: I was really disappointed that they didn't play Missed the Boat or Dashboard. Is it unreasonable to think a band would play the two singles off their last album?

Posted by IA | March 17, 2009 10:46 AM

I kind of gave up on these guys live because they were playing the same damn setlist the last 4 times I saw them. Then they go & pull this shit. It's gotta be a conspriacy against me! After all.....isn't EVERYTHING about ME??

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 11:09 AM

No Mouse without Marr. I mean, what would TW be without Iha?

Posted by jk simmons | March 17, 2009 11:16 AM

Who looks more unhappy to be there: Mimicking Birds or their audience?

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 11:21 AM

I was very surprised how little they played from the last album.

Posted by E | March 17, 2009 11:36 AM

They were supposed to play Spitting Venom. With that said it would have been 3 songs from We Were Dead instead of two.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 11:47 AM

Not sure if this is good quality but I found a video

http://vimeo.com/3702518

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 12:01 PM

Anyone catch TAB the Band? They were pretty fuckin' awesome. Great way to kick off the evening!!

Posted by C-Ro | March 17, 2009 12:42 PM

Tab was impressive, I looked them up as soon as I got home, here's their myspace...
http://www.myspace.com/tabtheband

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 1:31 PM

yea by far the best of all three opening bands

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 1:36 PM

They played All Night Diner back in Nov 06.

At the Nokia Theatre.

great show that was..

wish they had a setlist like this when i caught them at United Palace.

Posted by Israel | March 17, 2009 2:01 PM

Yeah, I really thought TAB was great. Glad to see they'll be back in NYC for that Mercury Lounge show in April.

Posted by LG | March 17, 2009 2:17 PM

unforgettable show. went to see MM and caught TAB before. fuckin amazing.

Posted by Annonymous | March 17, 2009 4:08 PM

i only got to hear TAB's last song, but they seemed good from that. Japanese Motors were meh. Mimicking Birds were great, although hard to hear from all the fuckin chatter during their set

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 4:26 PM

Wow, I can't believe Thom Yorke stopped by and played a few tunes...

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 6:47 PM

I had pretty much given up on this band, too, but that is one hell of a setlist. I didn't even think about buying tickets for this. Next time they come through I will have to seriously consider going.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 7:00 PM

the Life Like Weeds lyric tease during Dramamine was great

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 7:23 PM

please dont tell me im the only one that thought the drummer from mimicking birds was freakin amazing............ i believe his name was Aaron, when they finished playing he gave one of my friends his stix.......pretty cool guy

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2009 9:47 PM

I'm the one that passed out like three songs into the show T___T;

Had such a great spot, too...

Posted by AnonymousFangirl | March 17, 2009 9:58 PM

@9:47 yes!!!! aaron was INCREDIBLE!!!!

And for basically a video of every song, i've got a playlist on my blog... just click "ray" on the bottom of this comment :)

Posted by Ray | March 18, 2009 2:16 AM

What is really funny is that most of these comments are from the same dork.

Don't believe all the hype. The show was good. Set List very good. Sound per usual at T5 sucked a big dick but then again most of the people in there could not care less and that is why they go to that cave.

And as someone above clearly stated, this was nothing compared to the Music Hall show last year. Now that was truly a show to remember and hype.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2009 2:25 AM

That setlist is great but its about time they finished touring. They need to get back into the studio and make me another record.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2009 10:25 AM

Anon 2:25! Word! T5 show was good, Music Hall show last year was off the hook!!

Posted by sasha | March 19, 2009 7:29 AM

They now have a much more appreciative fan. I am also a woman.

Posted by Melina | March 19, 2009 11:20 PM

O.k.

Modest Mouse played the most unbelievable show ever I seen in my life thus far.
It was only the second time I've seen them and I have to say it was unimaginable.
I was SO glad to see that they were playing older songs, especially wrapped around their album Good News For People Who Like Bad News, which was my first album by them.
Opening with 3rd Planet was spectacular.
Even playing Doin' The Cockroach, Interstate 8, All Night Diner, Parting Of The Sensory, and The View were all unexpected.
I'm also pretty sure my one of my friends I saw the show with was asked "Whether or not they should play Custom Concern or Baby Blue Sedan next."
Great times, I'll never forget this show.

(and Mimicking Birds was the best opening band.)

Posted by Kevin Jones | March 24, 2009 1:16 PM

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