Modest Mouse have returned with a new single, “We Are Between.”
The song is a propulsive indie rock jam, featuring poppier hooks than their previous work. Over driving backbeats and guitars, Isaac Brock muses on human existence in this world. “Hello hello hello, this is the best part / We are, we are, we are made of grasps at straw / We are between, we are between, yeah we are / Somewhere between dust and the stars,” he sings.
“We Are Between” is part of Modest Mouse’s new album, The Stranger Casket, due June 25 on Epic Records. The 12-track LP will be their first full-length since 2015’s Stranger to Ourselves. According to its digital liner notes, the new album “hovers in the liminal space between raw punk power and experimental studio science.”
Listen to “We Are Between” here: