Modest Mouse – Lampshades on Fire
By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Tis’ the season for a frenetic, frenzied contribution from Modest Mouse (link). Finally! “Lampshades on Fire” is the first studio recording from upcoming album “Strangers to Ourselves” (slated for March 3rd via Epic). It’s exactly what I love about Modest Mouse – a frantic rumbling cadence, Isaac Brock punching every line through the chest and tapered, funky guitars set against a pummeling drumbeat that will get stuck in your head immediately. True to MM form and an electric peek into what’s to come, the light on the horizon for the first Modest Mouse album since 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. This charged opening statement has my expectations through the roof, creates a thrilling suspension and makes me eternally grateful that there are still things worth waiting for.
You can pre-order the album now via Amazon or iTunes and receive ‘Lampshades’ as an instant download. (It’s also available to listen on Spotify.)