Check Out: Isaac Brock, the portrait


Though Modest Mouse is set to launch its latest North American tour in less than a month, the band’s fearless leader, Isaac Brock, stills finds himself engaged in a few other activities, such as posing for a portrait that’s now hanging in the office of Sam Adams, aka the mayor of Portland, Oregon. Yeah, no joke. As exemplified by the video below (via TDS), local artist Alexander Rokoff recently painted a life size oil portrait of the Modest Mouse frontman. The picture features Brock in his house, playing guitar while wearing a pair of Lederhosen, amidst a backdrop that includes a stuffed boar and a doll holding a knife. And yes, all that stuff is in his house in real life. And yes, for some reason, the Mayor chose to hang the portrait in his office. How cool.

In other news, Brock recently shared one of the Ugly Casanova tracks he contributed to 180° South, a forthcoming Chris Malloy-directed documentary about adventurers in Patagonia. It’s titled “Lay Me Down” and you can check it out below (via P4k).

Check Out:
“Lay Me Down”

Modest Mouse 2010 Tour Dates:
07/01 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
07/02 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theater
07/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/06 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
07/09 – Santa Fe, NM @ Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre
07/12 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Ramkota Exhibit Hall
07/13 – Fargo, ND @ Hub at the Venue
07/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Orpheum
07/16 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant Theatre
07/18 – Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
07/19 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
07/22 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
07/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront
07/24 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
08/27 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/28 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/31 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
09/01 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
09/03 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic