Modest Mouse Release Fifth Song from New Album

Modest Mouse’s new album is so close to being released that fans who have waited eight years for the new material can almost taste it.

Considering the new album was supposed to be released today (it was pushed back until the 17th for some unknown reason), the band decided to treat their fans with a brand new song from Strangers to Ourselves.

The newly released track is titled “Of Course We Know” which happens to be the closing track on the record.

Check out the song below which joins previously released track, “Lampshades on Fire,” “Coyotes,” “The Best Room,” and “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box.”

New music isn’t the only good news Modest Mouse has revealed. The band will be heading out on tour beginning on Saturday (March 7) making an appearance at Tampa’s Gasparilla Music Festival. The tour appears to be a combination of some solo tour dates as well as a slew of upcoming festival both in the United States and in Europe.

The current itinerary can be found below.


March 7 – Tampa, FL @ Gasparilla Music Festival
March 9 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
March 10 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
March 12 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston PAC
March 13 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
March 18 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
March 19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
April 17 – Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall at Babeville
April 19 – Ithaca, NY @ Barton Hall at Cornell University
April 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
April 22 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
April 24 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
April 25 – Frisco, TX @ Edge Fest
May 23 – Chelan, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
June 19 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
June 26 – Odense, Denmark @ Tinderbox Festival
June 1 – Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
July 5 – Birmingham, England @ The Institute
July 7 – Manchester, England @ The Ritz
July 8 – Leeds, England @ O2 Academy Leeds
July 9 – Newcastle, England @ 02 Academy Newcastle
July 12 – Perth, Scotland @ T in the Park
July 19 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
July 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell
July 23 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 25 – Oro-Medonte, Ontario @ HomeAway Music and Arts Festival

“The Ground Walks” in Modest Mouse’s New Song

If you are one of the many Modest Mouse fans that were bummed when the band announced they would be pushing back the release of their new album by two weeks, then don’t be because they have just released another new song from Strangers to Ourselves.

In today’s edition of “new tracks,” the group have released a new song titled “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box” which can be heard below. Spoiler, it doesn’t sound anything like the other tracks that have previously been released and we kind of want to blast this song in our car.

“The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box” is the fourth track that has been released from the Washington state band’s sixth studio album. “Lampshades on Fire,” “Coyotes,” and “The Best Room” join the new song on the record due out on March 17 instead of its original release date of March 3.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out the full track list for the new album below and keep in mind they will be performing on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on March 17.


1. “Strangers to Ourselves”
2. “Lampshades on Fire”
3. “Shit in Your Cut”
4. “Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, FL. 1996)”
5. “Ansel”
6. “The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box”
7. “Coyotes”
8. “Pups to Dust”
9. “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”

Modest Mouse Reschedule Album Release Date, Drop New Song


Modest Mouse fans, rejoice!

The band have released another new song from their highly anticipated new album, Strangers to Ourselves.

But with the good news, the band sadly had to reveal some bad news about the album. Instead of being released in early March, like they had previously announced, the new album’s released date has now been pushed back two weeks.

Instead of being released on March 3, Strangers to Ourselves will now be released on March 17 through epic records. Considering some fans have been waiting eight years for a new album, what’s another two weeks, right? Plus, that will also be the day they are scheduled to perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

To soften the blow of the news, the indie band have released their third single from the upcoming new record, a song titled “The Best Song” which can be heard below. Previously, they debuted lead single “Lampshade on Fire” on the radio and released their second single, “Coyotes” with a cute video of a coyote riding a train.


1. “Strangers to Ourselves”
2. “Lampshades on Fire”
3. “Shit in Your Cut”
4. “Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, FL. 1996)”
5. “Ansel”
6. “The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box”
7. “Coyotes”
8. “Pups to Dust”
9. “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”

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 management 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 test 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.

KROQ Announces Line Up for 2014 Almost Acoustic Christmas


KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert is about to celebrate a milestone this year; its 25th anniversary.

So how else would you celebrate an anniversary that big than with a massive line-up of artists to take the stage at the yearly event.

The Los Angeles-based radio station announced earlier in the day their line-up which includes U2, System of a Down, the Smashing Pumpkins, Tears for Fears, Weezer, Modest Mouse, Interpol, Alt-J, and Incubus.

But, that’s not all. Linkin Park, Rise Against, Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Bush, Royal Blood, Vance Joy, and Walk the Moon will also take the stage during the two-day festival.

KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas will take place December 13-14 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA.

Tickets for the show are set to go on sale this Friday, Nov. 14 at Noon PT on Ticketmaster. Tickets for the show can set you back anywhere from $75-$150, but with all those performances, we’re pretty sure it will be money well spent.
For more information about the show, head on over to KROQ’s website.


Brand New Cover Coldplay and Modest Mouse in London


Brand New might not be playing any big arena tour in the near future, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be touring around in small venues. The band announced earlier this year that they would be going on a short European tour including England, Germany and Italy. Once that had come to an end, they would be returning home to North America to do a small tour hitting up selected cities in the United States and Canada.

During their recent stop at the Troxy in London (April 12), Brand New went on to perform “The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot” from Deja Entendu, but with a spin. Instead of sticking solely to the track, they decided to do something a little different with the live performance. As seen in the video posted below, they go on to mix Coldplay’s “Yellow” and Modest Mouse’s “Trailer Trash” to the song.

For those interested, upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

Modest Mouse Announce Upcoming Spring Tour


After announcing that they would be headlining this years Boston Calling with the likes of Brand New and Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse have announced that they will be heading out on their own headlining tour.

It’s been seven years since the band last released their last record, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, and now it looks like the band are finally going to be putting out new material. Signs of new material have been popping up all over the internet for quite sometime including a new track titled, “Be Brave” that was performed at last year’s Coachella.

This comes as great news for fans of the Washington state-based band considering that last year they cancelled their European tour to finish up the last remaining bits of the new album. Since a short, United States tour is currently on the map, it looks like the new album might be coming sometime in 2014, but when exactly remains to be seen.


5/1 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom w/ Survival Knife
5/2 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom w/ Survival Knife
5/9 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
5/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/12 – New Orleans @ Civic Theatre
5/14 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach
5/16 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
5/17 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Fest
5/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National
5/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
5/21 – Bethlehem, PA @ ArtsQuest
5/24 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang w/ Brand New [Sold out]
5/25 – Boston City HAll, MA @ Boston Calling
8/02 – Montreal, Canada @ Osheaga Festival

Hangout Festival Reveal 2014 Line Up


Outkast are making their presence known at every single music festival that North American has got to offer and now they have been revealed to be headlining Alabama’s Hangout Festival which is set to take place in mid-May.

But the Atlanta-based duo aren’t the only ones taking the stage at the festival, they will also be joined by the likes of the Black Keys, the Killers, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, the Flaming Lips, the Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse and many more.

The Hangout Music Festival will take place on the beachside Gulf Shore, AL from May 16 through 18. The initial line up for the event can be seen below. Tickets are set to go on sale tomorrow, January 16 at 10 a.m.

  • The Black Keys
  • The Killers
  • Outkast
  • Jack Johnson
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Pretty Lights
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Modest Mouse
  • The Flaming Lips
  • STS9
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Zedd
  • Childish Gambino
  • Amos Lee
  • Conor Oberst
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Portugal The Man
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Capital Cities
  • Boys Noize
  • Bloody Beetroots
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Blackberry Smoke
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Bastille
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Soja
  • Allen Stone
  • The 1975
  • ALO
  • Claude VonStroke
  • Los Lobos
  • Andrew W.K.
  • Black Lips
  • Moon Taxi
  • Little Green Cars
  • Tom Odell
  • Balkan Beat Box
  • Valerie June
  • Brodinski
  • Wild Belle
  • RAC
  • Daedelus
  • Robert DeLong
  • heRobust
  • Shakey Graves
  • Bronze Radio Return
  • Wild Cub
  • Le1f
  • Reignwolf
  • Gemini Club
  • The Wans
  • Diarrhea Planet
  • Bad Suns
  • Desert Noises
  • John and Jacob
  • Ethan Tucker
  • Mystery Skulls
  • Lonely Biscuits
  • Los Colognes
  • Bagheera
  • Dugas