Modest Mouse Drops First New Song In Four Years, 'Poison The Well'

By Katrina Nattress

March 29, 2019

The 25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas - Day 2

It's been over four years since Modest Mouse released its sixth studio album Strangers to Ourselves, but fans can get excited because the drought is over! On Friday (March 29), the indie rockers dropped their new single, "Poison the Well," after teasing its release through cryptic puzzle pieces.

The gritty track clocks in at just under two-and-a-half minutes, with frontman Isaac Brock cautioning "The medicine makers they are tryin’ to kill us/ Yeah they know what a cure is but they bet that’s bad for business/ Get it out" during the chorus.

Physical copies of the single will be available on Record Store Day (April 13). The band plans to press it on 7" triangular mint green vinyl, accompanied by a previously unreleased B-side. Listen to "Poison the Well" below.

Modest Mouse head on tour this Fall as direct support for The Black Keys. Take a look at a full list of dates below.

The Black Keys' Let's Rock tour dates

September 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful

September 23 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center*

September 24 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center*

September 25 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center*

September 27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center*

September 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center*

September 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena*

October 1 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena*

October 2 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena*

October 4 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum#

October 5 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena#

October 7 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena#

October 8 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena#

October 9 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena#

October 11 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden#

October 12 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem#

October 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena#

October 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center#

November 5 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center^

November 6 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center^

November 8 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena^

November 9 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena^

November 12 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center^

November 13 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center^

November 14 – Fort Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena^

November 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena^

November 17 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena^

November 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum^

November 20 – San Francisco, CA @ TBA^

November 22 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center^

November 23 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome^

November 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena^

*with Modest Mouse and *repeat repeat

# with Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson

^ with Modest Mouse and Shannon & the Clams

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