Modest Mouse announced their return earlier this month with two new singles off their forthcoming album and an extensive US tour. The tour includes an August 7 show at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, and two stops at Brooklyn Steel on August 11 and 12. Tickets for the tour go on sale Wednesday, May 26 at 10 am local time.
Newly released is “Leave a Light On,” the second single off their anxiously awaited seventh full-length, The Golden Casket, out June 25 via Epic Records. The song finds Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock navigating the existential threat of losing our humanity – and the interconnectedness that comes with it – amidst a constant societal barrage of physical and digital materialism. “Leave A Light On” can be listened to here.
Earlier this month, the band shared the first single “We Are Between.” The song explores the faults that make up each person’s character as it pertains to the wider world. With a hook that will get stuck in your head all day, the band made a great first single choice. “We Are Between” can be listened to here.
Over the past 25 years, Brock has served as indie rock’s resident backwoods philosopher, pondering his infinitesimal place in the world at large and seeking balance in a universe governed by polar opposites. On Modest Mouse’s earliest records, he was surveying the changes in the world’s physical landscape from the windows of the tour van, lamenting the displacement of natural beauty with big-box blights.
The band’s seventh studio album, The Golden Casket, heralds another new chapter in the band’s unpredictable evolution. The album explores the degradation of America’s psychic landscape through the glass of the smartphone screen and invisible technology. Brock also touches on a new theme in his life, fatherhood.
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. Pre-order/Pre-save The Golden Casket here.
Brewery Ommegang is located on a 136-acre farmstead in Cooperstown, New York and offers tours, tastings, a 100-seat café, a well-stocked brewery store, and a calendar of public events including a summer concert series and a legendary beer festival, Belgium Comes to Cooperstown. For more information visit www.ommegang.com. To stay up to date follow Brewery Ommehang’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
DSP Shows Presents: Modest Mouse Saturday, August 7, 2021 7:00pm (5:00pm doors). Tickets and a limited number of camping passes go on sale Wednesday, May 26 at 10am and will be available at dspshows.com. To stay up to date follow DSP’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Modest Mouse 2021 Tour Dates:
07/29 – 08/1 – Chicago, IL – Grant Park – Lollapalooza Music Festival
07/30 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
08/03 – Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE! – Indoor Music Hall
08/05 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
08/06 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
08/07 – Cooperstown, NY – Brewery Ommegang
08/09 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
08/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
08/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
08/17 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
08/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
08/20 – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
08/21 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
08/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
08/24 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
08/27 – Portland, OR – McMenamins – Edgefield
08/29 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
09/11 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park *
09/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
09/18 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
09/19 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
09/20 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre – Tucson
09/22 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
09/24 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
09/27 – Sandy, UT – Sandy City Amphitheater
09/28 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
09/30 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom *
10/01-10/03 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/04 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater *
10/05 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center *
10/08-10/10 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/11 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
10/12 – New Orleans, LA – Fillmore New Orleans
10/14 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/15 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach
10/16 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
10/17 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
10/19 – Richmond, VA – The National
10/21 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
10/22 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit
*with Future Islands