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Listen: New Modest Mouse Song

Frontman Isaac Brock sings about a nightmarish court case in countrified banjo ditty "Autumn Beds." Plus: New tour dates!

By: Melissa Goldstein // June 17, 2009

Modest Mouse’s new song, “Autumn Beds,” sounds upbeat with its catchy, sing-along chorus, foot-stomping beat, and jangly banjo. But beneath the surface frontman Isaac Brock is painting a dark picture — one of threatening legal action, a sinister DA, and the protagonist being found “guilty so many times.” We’re not sure we get it, but we like the tune.

The song is the title track for a upcoming limited-edition 7″ (which will also feature new tune “Whale Song”) due out later this month. Meanwhile, the band’s new EP No One’s First And You’re Next is expected in August.

LISTEN: Modest Mouse, “Autumn Beds”

Modest Mouse tour dates:
8/17, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Forum Multipurpose Room)
8/19, Montreal, Quebec (Metropolis)
8/20, Kingston, Ontario (Ale House)
8/21, Toronto, Ontario (Sound Academy)
8/24, Columbus, OH (Lifestyle Pavilion)
8/25, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
8/28, San Diego, CA (Street Scene)
8/30, San Francisco, CA (Outside Lands)
9/1, Salt Lake City, UT (In the Venue)
9/2, Denver, CO (Fillmore Auditorium)
9/3, Billings, MT (Alberta Blair Theater)
9/4, Missoula, MT (Wilma Theater)
9/5, Spokane, WA (Knitting Factory)
9/7, Seattle, WA (Bumbershoot)