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Air's Soundtrack, More new Orbital, and some new tours announced

The very first science fiction movie is a silence movie about a voyage to the moon.  Since it's french it's called "Le Voyage Dans La Lune".  And since it's French, Air wrote the soundtrack to it.  It was a coin flip between them and Daft Punk (HA, stupid americans!).  I find it interesting because it was made in black and white and hand colored versions back in the early 1900's.  The black and white version has long since been destroyed and the colored version was found in 1993 but had to be restored.  Naturally, wikipedia has more info on this film.

Also happening is Killing Joke's return, a bunch of tour announcements, and what the hell was Echo and the Bunnymen doing in a superbowl ad?


New Modest Mouse - "Perpetual Motion Machine"

So far it seem like folks' favorite No One's First And You're Next-related track was the slippery 6-minute "Whale Song." Well satisfied fans, the mid-tempo Big Easy horn howler "Perpetual Motion Machine" takes Brock and Co. into a pretty different direction. You can hear it over at SPIN. As far as context, the eight-song No One's First And You're Next is out 8/4 via Epic. "Perpetual Motion Machine" will be backed by "History Sticks To Your Feet" on the official 7" single. Modest Mouse are on tour this summer. Johnny Marr's busy with Cribs, of course, so they'll be joined by ex-Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild instead. - Source

Modest Mouse drummer joins The Shins

Modest Mouse drummer Joe Plummer has replaced Jesse Sandoval in The Shins, as part of a shuffle in the lineup of the band. - Source

Modest Mouse to release Heath Ledger-directed video

A Modest Mouse music video directed by the late Heath Ledger is set to be released. - Source

Modest Mouse announce US headlining tour

Modest Mouse have announced the dates of a headlining US summer tour. - Source

Tony Hawk Interviews Isaac Brock And Johnny Marr

On the new site ShredOrDie -- a member of the OrDie Network -- skating legend Tony Hawk (did he ever find Animal Chin, btw?) interviews Isaac Brock and Johnny Marr before the start of one of Modest Mouse's shows. Yes, we're serious ... even about the site's name. Hawk does a pretty good job, getting Brock to talk about how MM landed Marr and asking the ex-Smith about his workout regimen back in the day (A: smoke a lot). Best moments: Brock subtly schooling Hawk on Treepeople and Hawk explaining that when you break your pelvis it hurts like hell to laugh, sneeze. Brock: "Which I imagine comes up."

"This dude is much hipper than me." Except when you're bugging him with your loud stereo, young Isaac! For his part, Johnny seems much more adjusted than Morrissey. Which, admittedly, doesn't seem too hard. - Source

Modest Mouse Working on New EP

Modest Mouse must be the busiest rodents since the dress-makers in Cinderella. In the February 7 issue of Rolling Stone (the one with Thom Yorke on the cover), frontman Isaac Brock revealed a whole bunch of post-We Were Dead activity to the amp;quot;Smoking Sectionamp;quot; column. Although none of this info has been confirmed yet, here's what he had to say: - Source

Modest Mouse to open for REM on US tour

Modest Mouse and The National will open for REM on their forthcoming US tour.  Source