As Modest Mouse continue to live up to the name of Isaac Brock’s Glacial Pace imprint — the last time they released an album was seven years ago — the once influential indie rockers have announced heavyweight vinyl reissues of their first two records, The Lonesome Crowded West and This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About. Due out November 4 and October 28 respectively, both double LPs include a bonus 7-inch single that’s pulled from that particular era — “White Lies, Yellow Teeth” b/w “Buttons to Push the Buttons” were pressed alongside This Is a Long Drive…, and “Too Many Fiestas for Rueben” b/w a Calvin Johnson-recorded “Cowboy Dan” are tacked onto The Lonesome Crowded West.
As for what they may have on deck next, Fat Possum is co-releasing these reissues, so maybe they’ll have a hand in some new Modest Mouse material soon? One thing’s for certain: They’re considerably late in turning some tracks over to Big Boi too.
“We’ve got these songs they’ve been sitting on forever,” the OutKast co-founder told the Hollywood Reporter last April. “I saw [frontman Isaac Brock] a couple months ago and they’re working on some additions to what we did. I don’t know. It’s a crazy camp over there. It’s coming. Talk to him! He’s the boss.”
Have a listen to “White Life, Yellow Teeth” below, right alongside a Pitchfork documentary on The Lonesome Crowded West…