25 June 2021
Band: MODEST MOUSE (Issaquah, Washington,
Former The Smiths guitar hero Johnny Marr was
a band member for 6 years (2003 – 2009)
Active: Since 1992 / 6 albums so far
New album: THE GOLDEN CASKET – 7th LP
Out: 25 June via Epic
Isaac Brock (songwriter) about the new LP: . “I found optimism where it actually existed because I needed it; my friends and family actually needed it. Y’know, I got three kids… I don’t think shit’s gonna get easier for everyone. Just the math alone… There’s seven billion-ish of us and things get easier for people if there’s a lot less of us, but that’s a fuckin’ nightmare. How do you get there? That’s not a good scene. Or they get a lot fuckin’ harder because there’s so fuckin’ many of us.”
NME says: “The Pacific Northwesters have turned in a psychedelic pop masterwork that picks up the positivity they first explored with 2004 mega-smash ‘Float On’… The album is a masterful psychedelic patchwork, bouncing between eerie soundscapes (opener ‘Fuck Your Acid Trip’), knotty post-punk (‘Walking And Running’) and maximalist pop melody (the ludicrously good fun ‘The Sun Hasn’t left’). Sometimes they combine all three elements on the same song, as on turbo-charged indie anthem ‘We Are Between’, the album’s massive lead single.”
Full review here. Score: 5/5.
Turn Up The Volume: Probably the best work ever by the Portland veterans.
Big tunes, big melodies, big score!
Key-single: We Are Between
MODEST MOUSE: Facebook
Full interview with NME OK