Modest Mouse Releases 'Lampshades on Fire,' First New Song in Years

Trish Halpin
Modest Mouse performs on August 9, 2014 at Forest Hills Tennis Center, New York.

'Strangers To Ourselves' will be the band's first studio LP since 2007.

For Modest Mouse fans, the wait for a new studio album is almost over. Strangers To Ourselves will drop March 3 via Epic, and the first listen from that album has hit the internet. It’s a spunky, offbeat party-starter called “Lampshades On Fire” and it can be listened to via The Current.

“The lampshade’s on fire when the lights go out,” sings Isaac Brock on this “new” song, which the band has been playing live as early as 2011. But look on the bright side: given the lengthy gestation period, Strangers To Ourselves should be some no-filler, return-to-glory fare. And don’t forget those long-standing rumors that Big Boi and former Nirvana-er Krist Novoselic appear on the new album.

Modest Mouse & Brand New Rock New York's Forest Hills Stadium

Watch the band perform “Lampshades On Fire” live Nov. 11 in Houston:

The new LP will be Modest Mouse’s first new music since 2009's singles and b-sides compilation No One's First and You're Next.