Modest Mouse are set to make a long awaited comeback, with the surprising news that they’ve teamed up with Outkast’s Big Boi! Big Boi let the news slip on his Twitter account, saying that he was in sessions with the band. He tweeted “Me and @mouche1 in the studio workin with Modest Mouse on their new album Turnt up ! Shout out to Issac [Brock] and the crew!,”
The rapper, whose real name is Antwan Patton, also revealed that producer Chris Carmouche, who was behind the controls for Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below album, was also involved in the sessions. He continued “been camped out in the Lab with Modest Mouse all week, workin on the new Mouse LP, coolest cats ever. Long Live The Funk.”
The album will be the long awaited follow up to 2007’s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank which featured axe work from Johnny Marr of The Smiths. Indeed, Marr even toured with the band for a while before he chose to join UK band The Cribs, a band he has now recently departed from.