Modest Mouse Ponders Existence with “We Are Between,” New Album ‘The Golden Casket’ Out 6/25 (Listen)

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On June 25, long-running indie/rock band Modest Mouse will return with its first new album in six years, The Golden Casket, via Epic Records.

Officially announced on Wednesday, the news came with the premiere of a new track called “We Are Between,” a ruminating look at existence and the realization that “we are somewhere between the dust and the stars.”

When released, The Golden Casket will be the first new album from Modest Mouse since 2015’s Strangers to Ourselves, and the band’s seventh overall.

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Modest Mouse (Photo: James Joiner)

Modest Mouse (Photo: James Joiner)

More on how the record came about, per a news release:

Produced with Dave Sardy and Jacknife Lee in Los Angeles and in Modest Mouse’s studio in Portland, the album hovers in the liminal space between raw punk power and experimental studio science, frontman Isaac Brock explores themes ranging from the degradation of our psychic landscapes and invisible technology, to fatherhood. The twelve tracks behave like amorphous organisms, undergoing dramatic mutations and mood swings that speak to the chronic tug-of-war between hope and despair that plays out in Brock’s head.

The track listing:

Fuck Your Acid Trip
We Are Between
We’re Lucky
Walking and Running
Wooden Soldiers
Transmitting Receiving
The Sun Hasn’t Left
Lace Your Shoes
Never Fuck A Spider On The Fly
Leave A Light On
Japanese Trees
Back To The Middle


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