Modest Mouse are set to make a very welcome return with their first album in eight years 'Strangers To Ourselves'. It's been a long time coming for this Washington quartet but fans can now breathe a sigh of relief for their comeback.

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Modest Mouse to release their new album 'Strangers To Ourselves'

After that nautical fun that was 2007's US number one album 'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank', fans were no doubt eager to see what they brought up next. When Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths) was replaced by Grandaddy's Jim Fairchild a little before the album's release to join The Cribs, recording took a backseat for a while. While they continued to tour, play festivals and release 2009 EP 'No One's First and You're Next', it's only now that album seven has finally come to fruition.

More: Listen to 'Lampshades on Fire' here

A selection of lucky fans got the chance to experience Modest Mouse of late when they sent out a test version of 'Strangers To Ourselves'' lead single 'Lampshades on Fire'. It seems things went down better than well because now they're planning to unveil the album on March 2nd 2015, through Columbia Records, with the single having been officially released to the rest of the public earlier this month. Second single 'Coyotes' has also been made available.

More: Read our review of 'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank'

While it's not clear what's in store regarding Modest Mouse on the live circuit, they have been confirmed to headline Gasparilla Music Festival 2015 in Tampa, Florida, alongside the likes of Gogol Bordello, The Gaslight Anthem and Trampled By Turtles.

Modest Mouse 'Strangers To Ourselves' artwork