15 December, 2014

Watch Modest Mouse perform Lampshades on Fire, lead single off upcoming Strangers to Ourselves

As we recently reported, Modest Mouse has confirmed the upcoming release of Strangers to Ourselves, their first full-length album since 2007.


Strangers is set to drop March 3. The lead single, Lampshades on Fire, will make its radio debut Monday, although it has been part of the band's setlist since performing at Sasquatch! Music Festival in 2011. You can watch that performance via YouTube below.

Following recent trends, Modest Mouse opted to forego announcing the album by traditional means. Instead, the info was sent to a few lucky fans along with a 45 rpm of Lampshades on Fire.

The note that was sent with the package read:
"We want you to have this limited test pressing of our new single 'Lampshades On Fire.' The song will be available for purchase tomorrow, Tuesday, December 16. 'Lampshades on Fire' is the first single from our new album Strangers to Ourselves, which will be released on Tuesday, March 3, 2015."
Not much else is known about Strangers except that both OutKast's Big Boi and Nirvana's Krist Novoselic were involved, though it's unclear whether those collaborations will make it on the record. Other new songs added to Modest Mouse's live repertoire include; "Ansel," "Shit In Your Cut," "Sugar Boats" and "Be Brave"

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