I was getting ready to graduate high school when Modest Mouse dropped its last album (2007’s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank…yes I’m eight-plus years removed from high school for those counting). What I’m getting at is this: What’s two more weeks?
In the early minutes of Tuesday morning Modest Mouse announced that it was pushing back the release date of its forthcoming collection Strangers To Ourselves to March 17th, as well as a revealing a track list and the numerous guests making an appearance on the record (including various backing vocal imprints left by The Shins’ James Mercer throughout the production as well as Dann Gallucci (Cold War Kids), Jim Fairchild (Grandaddy), Russell Higbee (previoulsly of Man Man), Ben Massaralla (Red Red Meat), Lisa Molinaro (Talkdemonic), Davey Brozowski (The Catheters), and more).
However, the biggest surprise of all, which ultimately cushioned the blow of the delay, was the unveiling of a new single named “The Best Room”, where Isaac Brock and company tear down the glamours of western civilization and the various first world problems we spend our time bitch about on Twitter.
Stream the latest from Modest Mouse, and check out the full track listing for Strangers To Ourselves, below.
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 Boat”
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”