Modest Mouse release fifth song from new LP, announce tour


Though there was some disappointment at Modest Mouse delaying the release of their first album in eight years by a few weeks, it’s starting to seem like the band pushed back the date so that they could release as much of the album as possible track by track. After already releasing four songs off the new record, Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse have now released a fifth, “Of Course We Know.” A full third of the new record is now readily listenable. “Of Course We Know” is the last song on the record, and fits in with other Modest Mouse late-album songs in its expansive, more experimental sound.

While another new Modest Mouse song is exciting in an and of itself, the more exciting news today is that Modest Mouse have announced a whole slew of new tour dates. Unfortunately, other than playing Sasquatch, there are few other dates this side of the Mississippi. There are a lot of gaps in the tour calendar, though, and one would have to imagine a West Coast swing would be in order in support of the new record. There are also a lot of festival dates on that itinerary, so it’s possible their Bay Are show may be only Outside Lands, which would be a bummer.

Strangers to Ourselves is slated for release March 17th. You can pre-order the record via Glacial Pace, but there’s still two more weeks before the 17th so who knows how many more songs will be released by then. In the meantime, check out “Of Course We Know,” along with the current list of tour dates, below.

Modest Mouse 2015 tour dates
03-07 Tampa, FL – Gasparilla Music Festival
03-09 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
03-10 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
03-12 Charleston, SC – North Charleston PAC
03-13 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
03-18 New York, NY – Webster Hall
03-19 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04-17 Buffalo, NY – Asbury Hall at Babeville
04-19 Ithaca, NY – Barton Hall at Cornell University
04-20 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04-22 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
04-24 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04-25 Frisco, TX – Edge Fest
05-23 Chelan, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
06-19 Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
06-26 Odense, Denmark – Tinderbox Festival
07-01 Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
07-05 Birmingham, England – The Institute
07-07 Manchester, England – The Ritz
07-08 Leeds, England – O2 Academy Leeds
07-09 Newcastle, England – 02 Academy Newcastle
07-12 Perth, Scotland – T in the Park
07-19 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
07-22 Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park Bandshell
07-23 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07-25 Oro-Medonte, Ontario – HomeAway Music and Arts Festival

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