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Modest Mouse premieres new single “Lampshades on Fire” — listen

on December 15, 2014, 10:46am

Modest Mouse will make their long-awaited return with a new album entitled Strangers to Ourselves on March 3rd. Today, they’ve released the first studio recording from their big comeback in the form of single “Lampshades on Fire”.

Those who’ve missed Modest Mouse’s signature rambling cadence will feel right at home with “Lampshades”. Over slightly funk-afied guitars and drums that are perhaps just a hair’s breadth away from a jam sound, Isaac Brock delivers lyrics about life’s repetitive futility in his typical slurred howl. “Pack up again, and to the next place/ Where we made the same mistakes,” he sings. “Put it up, and then chop it down/ But this one’s done, so where to now?” All in all, it demonstrates an all-in approach to their music, and it’s a welcome way to greet the band again. Listen in below (via The Current).

Here’s the single’s artwork.

modest mouse lampshades

Update — December 16th, 8:00am: Pre-orders for Strangers to Ourselves are now ongoing. It’s a double album containing 15 tracks. Check out the album artwork below.

modest mouse strangers to ourselves