Have you heard that new Modest Mouse song? “We Are Between”? From the group’s first new album in six years, The Golden Casket, due June 25? It’s pretty good! And there’s another new song, released today, called “Leave A Light On.” It’s pretty good, too!
Anyway, Modest Mouse is set to play Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater on Saturday, August 21. The date is part of a full U.S. tour that includes appearances at Lollapalooza in Chicago, the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, and the Austin City Limits Music Festival in, well, Austin.
Tickets for the Milwaukee show are $42.50, and go on sale Wednesday, May 26, at 10 a.m. Get them HERE.
“The health and safety of guests remains the Pabst Theater Group’s priority,” reads a PTG announcement. “Any safety protocols recommended by city and state health officials at the time of the show will be observed.”
As for The Golden Casket…
The band’s seventh- studio album, The Golden Casket, heralds another new chapter in the band’s unpredictable evolution. Over the past quarter century, Modest Mouse frontman Isaac 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 Golden Casket, the band’s seventh-studio album, is exploring 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.