Modest Mouse plots short summer trek
Modest Mouse will follow a mid-May festival appearance with a week-long round of club and festival shows that are scattered across the eastern U.S.
The Washington indie rockers will take to the stage May 19 at Stanford University's Frost Revival near Palo Alto, CA, followed a month later by the two-night tour kick-off June 20-21 in Washington, DC. The summertime road trip consists of five major market stops and concludes June 26 in Columbus, OH.
Tickets for the trek are available now at the group's website.
Modest Mouse most recently released "No One's First and You're Next," an 8-track EP which surfaced in 2009. Videos for three of the album's singles --"King Rat," "The Whale Song" and "Satellite Skin"-- are currently streaming at the rock sextet's website.
"We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank," the group's most recent full-length set, hit retailers in 2007 and debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200.
In an interview in October with BSNN (an outlet affiliated with Neil Young's Bridge School benefit shows), Modest Mouse leader Isaac Brock was asked if there was a new album in the works and a release date.
"We're writing, yes, but really slow," Brock replied. "We mainly get together and end up hanging out, and half the time nothing gets done. So 90 percent of the time nothing really gets done."
No word yet on when Modest Mouse might release a new album.