New Modest Mouse Album, Single

2021-05-05 by Bono's voice heart emoji | 97 Comments
Alternative rock band Modest Mouse has announced their follow-up to 2015's Strangers to Ourselves. The Golden Casket, the band's 7th album, is being billed as “the liminal space between raw punk power and experimental studio science.” Alongside this announcement is the release of the album's first single, "We Are Between."

The Golden Casket will be out on June 25 via Epic Records.

We Are Between



Source: https://www.nme.com/news/music/modest-mouse-announce-new-album-the-golden-casket-and-share-we-are-between-2934023

Tagged: Modest Mouse

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SandwichBubble
May 5th 2021
12918 Comments


Coming to a clothing store radio station near you!

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
May 5th 2021
37653 Comments


avant garde power pop

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SmashIsTheWay94
May 5th 2021
1885 Comments


Why does The Golden Casket seem like an appropriate album title for this era of Modest Mouse?

Still have to check out the single, but sadly I don't have high hopes.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
May 5th 2021
57921 Comments


Their worst song yet!

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SandwichBubble
May 5th 2021
12918 Comments


Can't wait to buy some jeans to this.
Is this one "raw punk power" or "experimental studio science" you think?

Larkinhill
May 5th 2021
7212 Comments


Yeah not really into this song, but still looking forward to the album with restrained optimism. I still think Strangers is a solid 3.5 so I’m hoping this can be at least a little better.

porcupinetheater
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
7920 Comments


"the liminal space between raw punk power and experimental studio science.”

I guess that's one way to spin the production sounding like shit

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
14782 Comments


lmao

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Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
14782 Comments


wow this is like bad bad

zakalwe
May 5th 2021
34118 Comments


Christ it’s an even more shit Tame Impala

Valkoor952
May 5th 2021
4339 Comments


god damn this is trash

Valkoor952
May 5th 2021
4339 Comments


Like, how do you, as a band member of Modest Mouse, listen to this and think to yourself "yeah this is a worthy addition to our discography"

Anthracks
May 5th 2021
6753 Comments


damn you guys really get off on hating shit

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zakalwe
May 5th 2021
34118 Comments


Baron Von Bullshit is galloping on this one

gotsthedewsdood
May 5th 2021
747 Comments


Sounds like your typical post-Good News era Modest Mouse. It's not terribly exciting, but I'm not sure if I fully understand the hate it's getting.

theBoneyKing
May 5th 2021
20555 Comments


I don’t hate the song but it’s totally on autopilot both musically and lyrically.

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
May 5th 2021
19395 Comments


Yeah and the other new songs they had released a few years back didn't do much for me either : / I used to be obsessed with this band and remember even liking StO quite a bit. Am hoping they still have some spark left and there'll be some gems on this new one.

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Mongi123
May 5th 2021
20987 Comments


This album cover gives me fucking heartburn

SandwichBubble
May 5th 2021
12918 Comments


Just looked it up and the producing credits of the guys who produced this (David Sardy and Jackknife Lee) are all mediocre-to-bad alt/pop rock, so any hope that I had is effectively gone.

Here's their recent resume:
Lee: The Killers, Two Door Cinema Club, U2, Editors, Sneaks
Sardy: Fall Out Boy, DFA1979, The Who, A Perfect Circle, Incubus

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
May 5th 2021
57921 Comments


Damn, Modest Mouse were like "Give us the SowingSeason special"

Lasseg
May 5th 2021
388 Comments


not really that bad, but not great either. Ii think we all expect a little more from these guys tho

Project
May 5th 2021
4873 Comments


"Like, how do you, as a band member of Modest Mouse, listen to this and think to yourself "yeah this is a worthy addition to our discography""

rent's due

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onionbubs
May 5th 2021
13136 Comments


uhhh this certainly exists. nothing particularly awful but also literally nothing that whole song grabbed my ear

will get me jamming moon and antarctica again so there's that at least

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Anthracks
May 5th 2021
6753 Comments


i think it's cool they're doing what they want and not pandering to an audience that would prefer a re-hash of old material or some spiritual successor to moon & antarctica. tbh they're damned if they do or if they don't, so i respect them for saying fuck it and doing whatever tf they want.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
May 5th 2021
57921 Comments


I don't care that this doesn't sound like OG Mouse, I care because it sucks. Same with the newer Pixies albums

porcupinetheater
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
7920 Comments


Or they’re damned if they put out a compendium of microwaved Black Keys-isms with production that sounds like it’s trying to suffocate it face down in a curbside mud puddle

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
14782 Comments


that producer output is tragic

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
14782 Comments


> with production that sounds like it’s trying to suffocate it face down in a curbside mud puddle

the new MancO?

Cormano
May 5th 2021
2753 Comments


"Damn, Modest Mouse were like "Give us the SowingSeason special" "

shit I don't think I can unhear this

tom79
May 5th 2021
3800 Comments


maybe I'm an optimist but I'm looking forward to this

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Cormano
May 5th 2021
2753 Comments


and yet this isn't as bad as some of you are making it out to be lmao

Anthracks
May 5th 2021
6753 Comments


i'm sure there will be people out there who like it. maybe you shouldn't worry so much about the music that you hate. seems like a misuse of energy.

jouroboros
May 5th 2021
112 Comments


I like the music. Vocals are pretty bland

Sinternet
May 5th 2021
24157 Comments


actual song is fine, nothing amazing

production is horrendous though

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Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
14782 Comments


> maybe you shouldn't worry so much about the music that you hate. seems like a misuse of energy.

sir this is a music website

SandwichBubble
May 5th 2021
12918 Comments


Burning too many calories typing comments on sputnikmusic.com.

theBoneyKing
May 5th 2021
20555 Comments


Listening to music I hate to own the libs

NorthernSkylark
May 5th 2021
11441 Comments


Well at least their other albums will be bumped a lot in response to this... single.

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porcupinetheater
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
7920 Comments


Putting on the new tune from onna my favorite bands cause I’m a sourpuss and love to hate things

NorthernSkylark
May 5th 2021
11441 Comments


Pixies are doing it so yeah why the fuck not

Satellite
May 5th 2021
26510 Comments


disliking this song has me fucking exhausted

Satellite
May 5th 2021
26510 Comments


nvm sandwich already said that more cleverly

Kompys2000
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
5934 Comments


This was passable but the fact that it's the lead single officially has me worried

Sans the vocals this is like a mediocre indie pop band that cites MM as an influence, and you listen to their music and go "uhhhh I guess I kinda hear it? A little?"

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ArsMoriendi
May 5th 2021
34222 Comments


Weird nitpick I know, but it's bothering me: why does the rainbow in the video include pink but not orange, and in a spot where it doesn't make sense

Like pink doesn't belong between blue and purple, maybe between red and purple or something, but yeah, crappy rainbow Modest Mouse!

As for the song: idk generic indie rock

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NorthernSkylark
May 5th 2021
11441 Comments


punk is my favorite colour

ArsMoriendi
May 5th 2021
34222 Comments


What color would punk be? IDK but I'm thinking like a greyish red

Like this: https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-82ac9263fe5627503e9299812f284a44

Eons
May 5th 2021
3124 Comments


i mean the singles from Strangers were the best songs on the album. This band does not do well with overproduced short pop rock songs, they do better with long groovy/melancholic/spacey songs in my opinion.

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Eons
May 5th 2021
3124 Comments


Furthermore it's embarrassing that this band is putting out generic feel good indie rock stuff like this, they were innovators in the genre in their heyday and avoided the sort of shitty overproduced crap that was out at the time, now it's like they want to be like those bands from the mid 2000's.

ArsMoriendi
May 5th 2021
34222 Comments


IDK isn't Float On summer poppy feel good indie?

Eons
May 5th 2021
3124 Comments


Whats' with the guy who said this sounds like Good news era modest mouse, it does not in my opinion

Eons
May 5th 2021
3124 Comments


You know though now that I think back on it, Good News really is a low point in their discog, considering what they put out before it.

WatchItExplode
May 5th 2021
8889 Comments


needs moar screechy string bending

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porcupinetheater
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
7920 Comments


Good News and We Were Dead are both really really good

Eons
May 5th 2021
3124 Comments


at least Good News has awesome indie pop rock songs like Ocean Breathes Salty though that song has more interesting guitar playing, bass, and melody than any attempt at that sound they made after though

NorthernSkylark
May 5th 2021
11441 Comments


hello hello hello

Eons
May 5th 2021
3124 Comments


I'm one of those people who like the twinkly guitar and spacey sounds and exploratory long songs with crazy grooves that were on Moon and Antarctica and the other albums previous to that one, which I know is an annoying group in this bands fanbase but the groove and experimentation and passion on those albums was never reached again by the band. Of course keep in mind it's almost a completely different band now. Guitar player gone, bassist gone. New folks added to make it like a 6 person band now.

There's some sort of lofi charm those albums have that none of the other ones did, regardless of highlights from the albums after.

Kompys2000
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
5934 Comments


At this point my only hope is that there will be another "the ground walks" here

Eons
May 5th 2021
3124 Comments


It's kind of weird someone as quirky as Isaac would put out such trite boring shite though. None of his personality is in this song which was a big hallmark of MM in my opinion. there's no excuse for a veteran indie rock band like this to put out such trite music. Lets hope the rest of the album is more experimental

Storm In A Teacup
May 5th 2021
31941 Comments


It wasn’t horrible

Kompys2000
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
5934 Comments


Still better than ice cream party

WatchItExplode
May 5th 2021
8889 Comments


Pups to Dust was tight

porcupinetheater
Contributing Reviewer
May 5th 2021
7920 Comments


Mo’Dust Pups

Eons
May 5th 2021
3124 Comments


ice cream party had more passion than this song so idk what you're talking about Kompys2000

asanisimasa
May 5th 2021
73 Comments


"science"

oltnabrick
May 5th 2021
40227 Comments


Epic song

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Skoop
May 5th 2021
2185 Comments


This is fine just not particularly memorable. Will probably work better in context.

Tunaboy45
May 5th 2021
17625 Comments


this is asinine

JohnDillinger
May 5th 2021
278 Comments


It's not quite awful but I don't see this turning any heads.

BlazinBlitzer
May 5th 2021
1727 Comments


This sounds like a demo lol

Anthracks
May 5th 2021
6753 Comments


unclear if that's a good thing or a bad thing

theBoneyKing
May 5th 2021
20555 Comments


Haven't been on Facebook today but I bet the Good News For People Who Love Modest Mouse group is eating this shit up lol

Spliffhanger67
May 5th 2021
72 Comments


Production is balls.

Interesting to see with each record the band's progression from underground all-star status to radio-worthy indie bores. We Were Dead had signs of it, Strangers cemented it...and this seems like they have become comfortable just releasing candy-coated drek. Seems to happen to most bands with age. Ahh well...

SandwichBubble
May 5th 2021
12918 Comments


"seems like they have become comfortable just releasing candy-coated drek. Seems to happen to most bands with age."
That kind of thing always happens when you're signed to a major label.
It's a long way down.

Nomos2
May 5th 2021
850 Comments


Eh. In 2004 Isaac was 29. He's now 45. Thinking back to the end of golden age MM. You're going to have a fundamentally different output at 45 than you do at 29. It's better to think of this as an entirely different band.

Sharenge
May 5th 2021
1626 Comments


not exactly anything to rave about, but not nearly as bad as most reactions here are making it out to be

Veldin
May 5th 2021
4416 Comments


It's ok, but a bit dull. I enjoyed those three singles they put out over past few years that apparently won't be on this new LP. Also, two F bombs in the tracklist...cool?

letsgofishing
May 5th 2021
1523 Comments


What exactly did you all expect a Modest Mouse single to sound like in 2021?

I mean, this is straight fire for a 6/10 track.

Winesburgohio
Staff Reviewer
May 5th 2021
3144 Comments


I don't want another TLCW I just want another Whale Song

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
May 5th 2021
19395 Comments


This and Ice Cream Party are all right, but they usually do better with longer songs, so hopefully the new album isn't all short poppier tracks without that balance of more ambitious stuff too.

rockarollacola
May 6th 2021
788 Comments


My friend adores this brand of cringeworthy indie-rock. Guarantee he has this on repeat today.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
May 6th 2021
45228 Comments


"I don't want another TLCW I just want another Whale Song"

fucking preach

Brabiz
May 6th 2021
1399 Comments


It’s not shitty because it’s poorly performed. It’s shit because it’s so lifeless and boring and that’s the worst part. Wtf happened to this band, man :/

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EyesWideShut
May 6th 2021
5525 Comments


clearly a band that should have retired 10 years ago

Yep321
May 6th 2021
293 Comments


SandwichBubble why the Sardy hate? He needs to get paid. His production/mixing resume also contains
Barkmarket
Spongehead - Curb your Dogma
Helmet - Aftertaste
Cop Shoot Cop - Release
Far - Water & Solutions
Autolux - Future Perfect
Brand New - Daisy
LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
System of a Down - System of a Down
Marilyn Manson - Holy wood

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wwf
May 6th 2021
7021 Comments


Song's not bad, just a little bland yall are too mean

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Artuma
May 6th 2021
32248 Comments


i don't need to even listen to this song to know it's just a waste of my time

Lichtbringer
May 6th 2021
630 Comments


Kinda enjoyed this.

FearThyEvil
May 6th 2021
17424 Comments


it's not terrible but it's just.... kinda pointless and lifeless as others pointed out. This band in the earlier stages of their career were full of energy and quirkiness but this just sounds like incredibly generic radio music at this point.

EdgarAllenBro
May 6th 2021
91 Comments


Not like good late 90's peak modest mouse but not a bad song. Production is a bit weird tho

EdgarAllenBro
May 6th 2021
91 Comments


other peoples production sounds more interesting because it ain't mine - isaac brock, probably

mir4ge
May 7th 2021
29 Comments


soooooo much /mu energy holy shit
it's just a new modest mouse single chilll

fogza
May 7th 2021
1893 Comments


It's not THAT bad, but it doesn't make me want to listen to the new album. I never listened to their last one either, most bands just have a finite number of good albums I think.

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GrandpaFred
May 8th 2021
55 Comments


Terrible song.

Coldplaz
May 8th 2021
116 Comments


Is this discount Foals?

Eons
May 8th 2021
3124 Comments


their last one has some good songs on it in my opinion really love the song Coyotes from that album, super sad song

Voltimand
May 9th 2021
1258 Comments


"Can't wait to buy some jeans to this." [2] lol

Sharenge
June 9th 2021
1626 Comments


the actual music video for this song is really good



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