It’s been some time now since we last received a proper Modest Mouse LP – six years to be exact. It’s no real surprise, as the indie rockers age, they only return when they feel genuinely compelled to share something. Whatever your opinion of 2016’s Strangers to Ourselves, it’s nice to see the icons still enjoying each other’s company as well as the creative process.
Hence, it’s heartwarming news that they’re set to return with a new album, The Golden Casket, come June 25th. Recorded in both L.A. and their Portland home studio, the album was produced alongside Dave Sardy and Jacknife Lee. Check out the project’s lead single, “We Are Between”, below, along with the project’s tracklist (and that’s its, shall we say, crowded, cover art below). With the grim nature of our current reality, it’s a great time for a healthy dose of nostalgia. Let’s hope Modest Mouse deliver.
01. Fuck Your Acid Trip 02. We Are Between 03. We’re Lucky 04. Walking and Running 05. Wooden Soldiers 06. Transmitting Receiving 07. The Sun Hasn’t Left 08. Lace Your Shoes 09. Never Fuck A Spider On The Fly 10. Leave A Light On 11. Japanese Trees 12. Back To The Middle