Modest Mouse Preview First New Album in Six Years with “We Are Between”
The Golden Casket drops June 25 on Epic RecordsPhoto by James Joiner Music News Modest Mouse
Isaac Brock and company have a new album on the way, their seventh, and first since 2015’s Strangers to Ourselves. The Golden Casket drops June 25 on Epic Records, but slick lead single “We Are Between” is out now.
“We Are Between” is the band’s first new material since their 2019 Record Store Day 7”, “Poison the Well” b/w “I’m Still Here,” and 2019 one-off “Ice Cream Party.” Modest Mouse’s new track is a hooky rocker powered by a clean-toned riff and rhythm-guitar chug. Brock’s signature vocals sound surprisingly under control as he lays out the dichotomy of humanity, singing, “We are somewhere between the dust and the stars.” An atmospheric synth outro reinforces the song’s celestial existentialism, concluding it on a pensive note.
Modest Mouse produced The Golden Casket with Dave Sardy and Jacknife Lee, recording in Los Angeles and the band’s Portland studio. Lyrically, the album explores “themes ranging from the degradation of our psychic landscapes and invisible technology, to fatherhood,” per a press release.
Modest Mouse are set to play the Life is Beautiful Festival in downtown Las Vegas on Sept. 17-19, and the aforementioned presser promises more tour dates to come.
Listen to “We Are Between” and see the details of The Golden Casket below. You can preorder the record right here.
The Golden Casket Tracklist:
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
The Golden Casket Album Art: