Modest Mouse Turns Danger Mouse

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Brock In addition to songs from the newly-released We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock added a few, uh, cuts the audience didn’t expect to his band’s set on Sunday night. In a bizarre act of self-mutilation at a tour stop at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall show in South Dakota, Brock began hitting himself in the head with the microphone just before "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes," then retreated to his amp, retrieved a pocket knife and made two swift slashes across his chest, leaving his shirt torn and bloodied for the remainder of the show. He was restrained by a roadie, and an eyewitness account claims Brock amazingly, "didn’t miss a song and played through several more of the band’s tunes before breaking for an encore." It’s unclear, but the incident could have been a response to this.

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