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Modest Mouse makes Instagram debut, maybe hints at new music

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It’s been seven and a half years since Modest Mouse released the excellent We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank—back then, Twitter was less than a year old and Instagram didn’t exist. But now they’ve hinted at fresh tunes via their brand-new Instagram account. Welcome to the Digital Age, Modest Mouse.

The post shows a plain 45, with “Side A: Lampshades on Fire” written on it. Sounds like the name of a Modest Mouse single if there ever was one.

Should “Lampshades on Fire” materialize as a release, it’ll be the first music Modest Mouse has put out since 2009’s No One’s First, and You’re Next, which was itself a (still quite good) rarities compilation from the band’s two previous records. Earlier this year, the band reissued 1996’s This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing to Think About and 1997’s The Lonesome Crowded West.

A 2015 with a potential new Modest Mouse release is all well and good, but here’s the burning question: Will the maybe-next-album’s title be more Twitter friendly?