Modest Mouse announce new album ‘Strangers To Ourselves’

The band's first LP in eight years will come out in March 2015

Modest Mouse have announced plans for their new album ‘Strangers To Ourselves’.

The record will come out on March 2, 2015, and follows 2007’s ‘We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank’ – the band’s only full-length effort with former member of The Smiths Johnny Marr as a member of the band.

The album will feature the single ‘Lampshades On Fire’, which is now streaming at The Current.

It was previously reported that former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic will feature on the new Modest Mouse album. Speaking to Spotify, Novoselic revealed that his contribution is “pretty edgy”. He said: “I did a song with Modest Mouse earlier this year for their new record. It’s pretty edgy. I’ve got my big Gibson bass and a Rat distortion pedal busting out… this bass riff.”

Modest Mouse cancelled their summer European tour in order to work on the record.