LISTEN: Modest Mouse Returns With New Single “Lampshades On Fire,” Announces New Album “Strangers To Ourselves”
It's been a long time coming, but Isaac Brock and Modest Mouse are finally back with their first new music in nearly eight years.
Modest Mouse has just released “Lampshades On Fire,” their first official single in nearly eight years, and it is three minutes of unadulterated, toe-tapping goodness. “Lampshades On Fire” isn’t exactly a brand-new track, though; they’ve been playing it during live shows for the last three years, but this is the first time it’s been recorded to be released.
Isaac Brock has a way of turning even the catchiest songs into something brooding, thanks of course to his distinctive growl, and this new track finds him back in top form—definitely a good sign looking forward.
The new album, entitled Strangers To Ourselves, will be released March 3 via Epic Records, and is the band’s first LP since 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. And though a tracklist has yet to be released, Modest Mouse’s online store is now taking pre-orders.
Listen to “Lampshades On Fire” below.