Modest Mouse share 'linguistics remix generator'

After teasing us incessantly with single after single after single, Modest Mouse finally unveiled their first studio album in eight years earlier this week. Strangers to Ourselves is the long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, and at this point fans should already be well-versed in much of it.

"Of Course We Know" was the fifth single (following "Lampshades on Fire," "The Best Room," "The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box" and “Coyotes”) released to preface the new record’s official arrival. And now that it's here, why not get a little weird with it?

Today, Isaac Brock and Co. added a linguistics remix generator to their website. It works like this: a user enters a phrase up to 96 characters long, the generator gobbles it up and then spits out a looped remix with elements of Strangers that purportedly correspond to those characters. Plus, there’s a sweet visualizer that accompanies the output—check it out here.

And if you want to hear Brock break down every actual, non-remixed track from the new album, take a listen here via Spotify. Tracklist and tour below:

Strangers to Ourselves

Strangers to Ourselves
Lampshades on Fire
Shit in Your Cut
Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, FL. 1996)
The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box
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

03-19 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