Modest Mouse Discuss 'Companion' Album Release, Perform 'Be Brave' On 'The Late Late Show': Watch

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Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse performs in concert during day 2 of FunFunFun Fest at Auditorium Shores on November 8, 2014 in Austin, Tx. 

They’re back, and with nine members in the band, Modest Mouse is perhaps bigger than you might remember.

The Northwestern band is on late-night TV duty in support of their well-received new album, Strangers to Ourselves, which arrived this month after a long eight-year wait. 

The full ensemble dropped by The Late Late Show with James Corden overnight to perform "Be Brave," which appeared on their new album. 

Modest Mouse Frontman Isaac Brock on the 8-Year Wait for Their New LP & His Issues With 'Portlandia'

There’s a cute story doing the rounds on this particular mouse. In an interview for Hot Press, frontman Isaac Brock has suggested his group’s seventh album isn’t far away. That’s because they’ve “basically made two records at the same time." 

Wait, it gets better. The album is likely to contain at least one song featuring the services of Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic. The Hall of Famer’s input is easy to spot. "It sounds like a bunch of boulders falling down a mountain,” notes Brock. "We ended up finishing tracking with one of his songs that will end up on the next record," Brock continues, "it fits the second piece, the companion piece to this record, a bit better.” 

Modest Mouse Set For Top Five Debut on Billboard 200

Modest Mouse's last studio release, 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Sank, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The chart debut for Strangers To Ourselves will be revealed in the hours ahead (the Epic Records release is aiming for a top 10 bow).

Read the HP interview here and watch the Late Late Show performance below.


 

 


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