Modest Mouse Release Lead Single, New Album Name


Big announcements from Modest Mouse invaded this past weekend and to think, it all began with the confirmation of a new song/ new album.

During the weekend, the indie band revealed that their new album would be titled, Strangers to Ourselves, and like it was promised, today we got the lead single from the album, “Lampshades on Fire.”

“Lampshades on Fire” is the band’s first new song since their last album, 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.

Check out the official stream of the single here.

Rumors of the new music and a release date of Spring 2015 began when the band’s┬ámanagement began contacting several members of the Modest Mouse fan community requesting their postal information so that “packages” could be sent to them.

The packages that were sent ended up containing┬átest pressings of “Lampshades on Fire.” For those who had been keeping a close eye on the band’s Instagram page, the pressings would be exact duplicates of the image on the band’s social media site. The package also contained a note from the band which would give fans the news they’ve been waiting seven almost eight years for; official album titled and a release date.

So much information for a short note from the group.

Check out the image of the official pressing received by fans as well as the note from the band.

Strangers to Ourselves will be released on March 3, 2015 through Epic Records. “Lampshades of Fire” will be available for purchase beginning tomorrow, Dec. 16.

Modest Mouse to Release New Single on Monday

After dropping hints earlier in the week, Modest Mouse have officially confirmed the rumors that they will be releasing a new album in 2015.

The new album will be the long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.

Yesterday, the band began the talk among fans when they officially joined Instagram and soon after posted a picture of a mysterious 7-inch record labeled, “Lampshades on Fire.”

Some fans began to make the connection between the name on the record with a song they debuted live in 2011 which was also named “Lampshades on Fire.”

But, it appears that is not where all the good Modest Mouse new ends today. Though there is no projected release date for the upcoming, yet-to-be-titled record, there has been confirmation by 91X DJ, Robin Roth, that “Lampshade on Fire” will make its radio debut on Monday (Dec. 15).

As label representative confirmed that Modest Mouse is slated to release the new album through Epic Records sometime during the first quarter of 2015.

The Washington-based band were previously confirmed for KROQ’s almost Acoustic Christmas.