Modest Mouse Announce New Album, Strangers To Ourselves, Share "Lampshades on Fire"

The record's lead single is out tomorrow, December 16th.

Modest Mouse have been relatively quiet aside from a few reissues since their 2009 LP No One's First and You're Next, but they've just confirmed that a new album called Strangers to Ourselves is completed, after a long, rumor-heavy wait, and ready for release March 3rd, 2015. The first single is titled "Lampshades on Fire" and will purportedly be officially released tomorrow, December 16th - below, listen to a live recording of the track, which dates as far back as 2011. We'll keep you posted as we learn more.

UPDATE: the band have shared "Lampshades on Fire" via the Minnesota radio station the Current. You can listen to it over at their website - it's a post-apocalyptic, carnivalish romp like something from the circus tent on the edge of town, an ode to celebrating in the face of inevitable disaster. Fun! That's the single artwork above.

Listen to that live recording of "Lampshades on Fire" here: