Modest Mouse's long-awaited sophomore Epic studio album, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," has been pushed from its planned fall release date to 2004.

Modest Mouse's long-awaited sophomore Epic studio album, "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," has been pushed from its planned fall release date to 2004. A spokesperson says the group is still finishing work on the album, which is the follow-up to 2000's "The Moon & Antarctica."

As first reported here in June, the album was produced by Dennis Herring (Sparklehorse, Counting Crows) and recorded at Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, Miss., with additional recording in Memphis. One song was mixed in mid-August by the Flaming Lips at producer Dave Fridmann's upstate New York studio.

The set will mark the debut of Modest Mouse's latest lineup, which features frontman Isaac Brock, bassist Eric Judy, and new drummer Benjamin Weikel, replacing Jeremiah Green. Founding guitarist Dan Gallucci is back on board, after spending the past few years in the now-defunct Murder City Devils.

Guest appearances from the likes of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Hackensaw Boys' Tom Peloso and Otha Turner's Rising Star Drum Band have already been recorded.

Modest Mouse has been on the road throughout the summer and will play tonight (Sept. 12) in Vancouver. A run of West Coast dates begins with a Nov. 2-4 stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco and will also include a previously announced Nov. 8 appearance at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Long Beach, Calif.