Modest Mouse performs new single ‘Lampshades on Fire’ on The Tonight Show
Tuesday night, beloved indie rock band Modest Mouse continued their grand return to the public eye with a high-profile appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” during which they performed their new song “Lampshades on Fire.” And all was right in the world once more.
Taken from their long awaited new album “Strangers to Ourselves” (released March 17 on Epic Records), the song should satisfy anyone craving more of the group’s winning combination of orchestral swells, off-kilter hooks and crazed-sounding vocals. If anything, it’s a little too similar to old hits like 2004’s “The World at Large” what with all the cheerful “buh-buhs” (sung very nicely by keyboard and viola player Lisa Molinaro) and “let’s get out of this town” lyrics. But its vibe is more “nihilistic party train” than “sad existential wanderings,” so maybe that counts as progress.
Watch the video all the way to the end to see Jimmy Fallon do his best David Letterman impression, and feel happy that you no longer have to listen to boring Modest Mouse rip-off acts because the real Modest Mouse is on hiatus.
h/t Pitchfork|Image: NBC