A label representative has confirmed that Modest Mouse is slated to release a new album via Epic Records in the first quarter of 2015. This marks the band's first full-length in almost eight years, since 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. Furthermore, following a teaser Instagram post earlier this week, new single "Lampshades on Fire" will make its radio debut on Monday, Dec. 15.
Newbury Comics will be releasing an exclusive vinyl version of the classic, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, by Modest Mouse. This will be a 2xLP set on green 120 gram vinyl, foil-stamp numbered and limited to only 1,000 pieces. It'll be released April 15th and available for pre-order now.
Modest Mouse hit the road this June for the Randalls Island, NYC Governors Ball Music Festival and the 2012 Orion Music + More festival in Atlantic City, NJ. And the band have just announced today that they will also make stops in D.C., Pittsburgh and Columbus. Please see the replies for latest tour dates.
Tonight's REM / Modest Mouse / The National show located at the Nikon @ Jones Beach Amphitheater was evacuated after lightning hit the facility, "causing sparks to fly from the building". One person sustained injuries, though the venue would not say whether the two incidents were related.
Did you miss your opportunity to watch Modest Mouse perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live? If so, have no fear; you can find a video of the group performing "We've Got Everything" in the replies. The track is taken from the outfit's latest effort, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, which is available now via Epic Records.
Two new Modest Mouse songs were recorded at the band's recent performance in Los Angeles. They're pretty rough recordings, but Idolator.com has them up for download right here. No song titles have been confirmed, but rumor has it they're called "People We Know" and "Dashboard". Mouse's upcoming album is slated for an early 2007 release.
Modest Mouse have announced a few dates in LA and New York for November. There will be a world tour following the release of their new album early next year. The live dates will be the first with new guitarist Johnny Marr, formerly of The Smiths.