Modest Mouse announce tour and yet another new track
Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse just revealed another new song from their upcoming record, Strangers to Ourselves. At this rate, fans will have it in its entirety before the band’s first album in eight years finally makes its debut.

"Of Course We Know" is the fifth (successful) attempt to quell the mounting impatience undoubtedly running rampant throughout the Modest Mouse fanbase. Strangers to Ourselves’ release has already been delayed once. Perhaps, though, fans should all just embrace the band’s slow pace—Brock’s record label is called Glacial Pace, after all. When those gloriously abrasive vocals finally hit our ears again for 15 consecutive tracks (see below), it will indeed be as momentous as the solemn travels of a glacier.

“Of Course We Know” follows previously released tracks "Lampshades on Fire," "The Best Room," "The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box" and "Coyotes." This one’s a slow burner with Isaac Brock gently growling lyrics from some deep quietude—it's more or less the antithesis to lead single “Lampshades on Fire.”

Now that fans officially have one third of the record, it’s fitting that they should get a tour to look forward to. Modest Mouse will hit the road this Saturday in Tampa, and Strangers to Ourselves will (purportedly) drop two weeks from today:

Strangers to Ourselves tracklist:

Strangers to Ourselves
Lampshades on Fire
Shit in Your Cut
Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, FL. 1996)
Ansel
The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box
Coyotes
Pups to Dust
Sugar Boats
Wicked Campaign
Be Brave
God is an Indian and You're an Asshole
The Tortoise and the Tourist
The Best Room
Of Course We Know

Modest Mouse tour:

03-07 Tampa, FL - Gasparilla Music Festival
03-09 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
03-10 Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
03-12 Charleston, SC - North Charleston PAC
03-13 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
03-18 New York, NY - Webster Hall
03-19 New York, NY - Webster Hall
04-17 Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall at Babeville
04-19 Ithaca, NY - Barton Hall at Cornell University
04-20 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
04-22 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
04-24 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
04-25 Frisco, TX - Edge Fest
05-23 Chelan, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
06-19 Dover, DE - Firefly Festival
06-26 Odense, Denmark - Tinderbox Festival
07-01 Gdynia, Poland - Open'er Festival
07-05 Birmingham, England - The Institute
07-07 Manchester, England - The Ritz
07-08 Leeds, England - O2 Academy Leeds
07-09 Newcastle, England - 02 Academy Newcastle
07-12 Perth, Scotland - T in the Park
07-19 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07-22 Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell
07-23 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07-25 Oro-Medonte, Ontario - HomeAway Music and Arts Festival