Modest Mouse brought along indie rock band Morning Teleportation for their recent tour stop at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas earlier this June. The band has always had a close tie with various members of Modest Mouse, namely frontman Isaac Brock himself since the band’s debut album Expanding Anyway, released in 2011. Their sophomore album Salivating for Symbiosis, released earlier this year was recorded at Ice Cream Party in Portland, Oregon –  a recording studio owned and operated by Isaac Brock. As my boyfriend so aptly put it, “they sound like Tame Impala if they were a jam band.”

I’ve seen Modest Mouse perform about four times over the last two years (thank goodness they came down from that festival circuit), this being the second time I saw them at Brooklyn Bowl, and I can say without a doubt that I will never tire of hearing them perform live. I love the dedication to having every contributing musician present on stage, with three to four guitars up there at once, a violin, keyboard and several of those signature horns. I will never be completely satisfied with a Modest Mouse setlist as long as The Moon & Antarctica is not played in its entirety, but this one definitely did not disappoint. Tiny Cities Made of Ashes might be hands down my favorite song, and while I loved the little jam sesh they included, the faster tempo of the song just didn’t sit well with me until I could literally feel the energy of the crowd buzzing through the room during it.

Setlist:

  • The World at Large
  • I Came as a Rat
  • What People Are Made Of
  • Dashboard
  • Sugar Boats
  • Shit in Your Cut
  • This Devil’s Workday
  • Satin in a Coffin
  • Breakthrough
  • Lampshades on Fire
  • Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
  • Pups to Dust
  • Baby Blue Sedan
  • Night on the Sun
  • Invisible
  • The Good Times Are Killing Me

Encore:

  • Custom Concern
  • Cowboy Dan
  • Float On
  • Never Ending Math Equation

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