It’s been six years since the last Modest Mouse album and four years since the last LP, and now the band might finally have some new music ready to go. At Coachella over the weekend, they played a sharp and clangorous new one called “Be Brave.” Judging by the live video, the song shows the band’s basic sound to be absolutely unchanged since the last time we heard from them, which is weirdly refreshing. Once upon a time, half the indie bands on the touring circuit took their musical cues from Modest Mouse, and now they sound proudly out of time. Watch a fairly high-quality live video below.
Shout out to Isaac Brock’s haircut.