Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse talking to WSJ Speakeasy:
You guys have been a major label band for longer than you were an indie band at this point.
Look, I’m a huge Cure fan. I love the Cure. The scales being tipped
to when they weren’t on a major label compared to when they were seems
pretty meaningless. I had the good fortune of having them go before me
and seeing their careers, musically at least, lose something. Like a
novel written by a dead hand. There’s nothing quite there but it’s sort
of still there. Which is why I’m willing to wait eight years before I
put out a record. I just won’t do that to people who like my band. I
like Modest Mouse. I’m our biggest fan. And enemy. I won’t waste
people’s time by putting out a Modest Mouse record just because. That’s
fair, right? Did you get to hear the new record?