Modest Mouse Stoke Anticipation for New Release With Three New Songs
"Be Brave," "Shit in Your Cut," and "Sugar Boats"
Good news for people who — ah, hell, you know where this is headed. Modest Mouse haven’t put out a new album since 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, but as Consequence of Sound points out, they’ve performed three unreleased songs in recent days, all of which have been captured on YouTube. “Shit in My Cut,” introduced last week in Pomona, Calif., puts frontman Isaac Brock’s gruff yawp over a lurching trudge and crystalline guitar leads. “Sugar Boats,” played the same night and previously performed last year as “Heart of Mine,” brought more of a boho-hobo, Man Man-man bounce. The best video footage of all three is for “Be Brave,” which the mighty Mouse performed at Coachella; amid jaunty keyboard and insistent violin, Brock howls the title phrase like he’s trying to convince himself. There’s no word yet on what type of release these songs might see, but you can watch them all below.