Modest Mouse ‎– Strangers To Ourselves

Epic ‎– 88875049121, Epic ‎– 88875049121-S1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Stranger To Ourselves
A2 Lampshades On Fire
A3 Shit In Your Cut
A4 Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, FL. 1996)
B5 Ansel
B6 The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
Banjo – William Slater
B7 Coyotes
B8 God Is An Indian And You're An A**hole
C9 Sugar Boats
C10 Wicked Campaign
C11 Be Brave
C12 Pups To Dust
D13 The Tortoise And The Tourist
D14 The Best Room
D15 Of Course We Know

Companies, etc.


  • Backing VocalsCorrina Repp
  • Backing Vocals, Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synth [Modular]William Slater
  • BassSeth Lorinczi
  • Bass [Backwards]Ryan Baldoz
  • Bass, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Electric Upright Bass, Guitar, Organ [Pump], Vibraphone [Vibes], Backing Vocals, Electric Piano, Baritone Guitar, Euphonium, Kalimba, Cornet, OrganRussel Higbee*
  • Bass, Synth, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Backing Vocals, Piano, Upright Piano, Cornet, Kalimba, Acoustic GuitarTom Peloso
  • Drums, Congas, Drum Machine [Sequencers], Electronic Drums, Djembe, Whistle [Death], Vibraphone [Vibes], Backing Vocals, Synthesizer [Korg], Kalimba, Guitar [Cigar Box]Jeremiah Green
  • Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone [Vibes]Jose Medeles
  • Electric Upright BassMaureen Pandos
  • Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Synth, Drum Machine [Sequencing]Dann Gallucci
  • Guitar, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Ukulele, Backing VocalsJim Fairchild
  • Lacquer Cut ByRJ*
  • PercussionDavey Brozowski, Tucker Martine
  • Percussion, Sounds [Sonic Texture]Ben Massaralla*
  • Synthesizer [Modular Synthesis], Sounds [Field Recordings], Synthesizer [303 Programming], Sounds [Manipulation]Darrin Wiener
  • Timbales, Sampler [MPC Programming], Backing VocalsJeremy Sherrer
  • TubaTristan Forney
  • Viola, Cello, BassLisa Molinaro
  • VocalsJames Mercer
  • Vocals, Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar, Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Mellotron, Bass, Resonator Guitar [Ebow], Baritone Guitar, SynthAxe [MS-20 Synth Bass]Isaac Brock


180-gram double vinyl. Includes coupon for digital download and printed inner sleeves.

The Golden Casket Vol. 1

Tracklist is numbered sequential on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 88750 49121 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): (Etched:) 888-750-49121A RJ (Stamped:) 11583 1A 88875049121 STERLING
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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): (Etched:) 888-750-49121C RJ (Stamped:) 11583 1C STERLING
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
8887 507057-2, 88875049121-S1 Modest Mouse Strangers To Ourselves(CD, Album) Epic, Epic 8887 507057-2, 88875049121-S1 Argentina 2015 Sell This Version
EICP-1623 Modest Mouse Strangers To Ourselves(CD, Album) Epic EICP-1623 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
88875070572 Modest Mouse Strangers To Ourselves(CD, Album) Epic 88875070572 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
88875049122 Modest Mouse Strangers To Ourselves(CD, Album, Dig) Epic 88875049122 US 2015 Sell This Version
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July 31, 2018

Popped this on while I was working and about ten seconds into the first song I'd swiveled my chair around with an exclamation of "Holy shit!" The sound on this record is just glorious; crisp, precise, well-balanced and lush. I've noticed a trend with vinyl from Modest Mouse: it sounds better than pretty much any other contemporary artist out there, and this is no exception.

Folks have complained that this isn't his "best" album, and while the energy level here is definitely less frenetic than his other records, I still think it's an excellent record. Maybe that's because Modest Mouse has always been a departure from my usual listening habits (folk and classical), but overall I feel like this absolutely stands up to the rest of his discography. It's just a little different, heavier and deeper and less frenzied, but no less excellent.


February 7, 2017

This isn't considered Modest Mouse's greatest by any stretch, but...I just can't get tired of it. I can listen to this over and over. So I have to give it 5 stars just for that. Also, I think this pressing sounds great...much better than the iTunes MP3s I originally had.


April 22, 2015

Cool album, sounds amazing. As a big fan of their early stuff I feel conflicted about some aspects of it (it's way overproduced), but I'm really glad they finally released some new material, and overall I think it is pretty great. So "Golden Casket Vol. 1"... Are we in for Vol. 2 in the near future maybe? They supposedly record material for years leading up to this right? Oh and I like Pistol... That track seems like it's taking a beating everywhere I see this album mentioned.


April 1, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
april fools


March 18, 2015

Are we suppose to scratch of the gold thing on the sleeves or not? What is up with those haha...


March 18, 2015

This is a really great set, the packaging is very well realized and definitely adds a layer of depth to the overall feel the album has. The vinyl sounds very nice, though the mixes on these songs are much busier production wise than previous MM albums so it took me a while to appreciate everything going on. Modest Mouse is my favorite band and this release has been very anticipated, initially I was a little put off by it; for years I've become very comfortable with their entire discography and now 15 new songs were suddenly being listened to back to back and it was a little overwhelming to the senses. But now that I've had some time with them I really love this album.


March 12, 2015

I'm not really a fan of the track Pistol, but I love the album! It's an easy 5 stars.