Bad news everybody, Modest Mouse have announced that their forthcoming album Strangers To Ourselves will be delayed, with the release date now said to be 16th March. However, having waited 8 years, what is another 2 weeks at this stage?
To tide us over, they've given us 'The Best Room' which didn't do much for me upon first listen, but about 5 times later it certainly has some merits, which include Isaac Brock asking "Ain't it hard feeling tired all the time?". At this stage I'm not entirely certain if I'm simply fulfilling my Modest Mouse cravings with any tidbit that they offer to us, and whether I should be demanding more sonically.
The band have also shared the tracklisting which stands at 15 tracks long, which seems to be their standard album length.
1. "Strangers To Ourselves"
2. "Lampshades On Fire"
3. "Shit In Your Cut"
4. "Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, FL. 1996)"
6. "The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box"
8. "Pups To Dust"
9. "Sugar Boats"
10. "Wicked Campaign"
11. "Be Brave"
12. "God Is An Indian And You're An Asshole"
13. "The Tortoise And The Tourist"
14. "The Best Room"
15. "Of Course We Know"
God only knows what the charmingly named 'Shit In Your Cut' sounds like, I'm sure it'll be a song for the lovers out there. For now, we continue to wait. We have no other choice really.