:: Modest Mouse are back and they’re good!
Strangers To Ourselves was released in the UK/Europe on March 16, 2015 via Epic Records/Columbia Records. North American release followed on March 17. The album is available as download, CD and 180g heavyweight double 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes/Google Play or order your physical copy of Strangers To Ourselves from Amazon or Glacial Pace.
The album of fifteen tracks is streaming in its entirety over at Spotify. Strangers To Ourselves is produced by Brian Deck and was recorded at Ice Cream Party, the Portland, Oregon recording studio owned by the band’s frontman Isaac Brock who also co-produced the LP. The first Modest Mouse album in eight years and follow-up to 2007’s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank features guest collaboration by The Shins‘ James Mercer (backing vocals on the entire set) and Dann Gallucci of Cold War Kids among others.
The official video for second single Coyotes is directed by Matt Clark who is also art directing and designing Modest Mouse’s new album. Song and video are inspired by the true story of a coyote that rode the Portland light rail train in 2002. The Coyote video and the album track The Best Room are streaming above. Below, you can check out The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box and Of Course We Know as well as Modest Mouse’s upcoming tour dates. The band is touring
01. Strangers to Ourselves
02. Lampshades on Fire
03. Shit in Your Cut
04. Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, FL. 1996)
06. The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box
08. Pups to Dust
09. Sugar Boats
10. Wicked Campaign
11. Be Brave
12. God is an Indian and You’re an Asshole
13. The Tortoise and the Tourist
14. The Best Room
15. Of Course We Know
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 17 Apr 2015 // Buffalo, NY, USA // Asbury Hall at Babeville
Sun 19 Apr 2015 // Ithaca, NY, USA // Barton Hall at Cornell University
Mon 20 Apr 2015 // Pittsburgh, PA, USA // Stage AE
Wed 22 Apr 2015 // Memphis, TN, USA // Minglewood Hall
Fri 24 Apr 2015 // Oklahoma City, OK, USA // Diamond Ballroom
Sat 25 Apr 2015 // Frisco, TX, USA // Edge Fest – Toyota Stadium
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
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