Modest Mouse will release their fifth album, and US #1,We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank on April 2nd 2007 through Columbia. It follows 2004's critically acclaimed Good News For People Who Love Bad News which has sold 1.6 million copies worldwide. Dashboard, the first single to be lifted from the album, will be released in May alongside a full UK tour.
Modest Mouse are Isaac Brock, Eric Judy, Jeremiah Green, Joe Plummer, Tom Peloso and Johnny Marr. The legendary guitarist joined the band in 2006, after Brock asked him to play on an album track. Marr and the band enjoyed the experience so much that he was subsequently appointed an official member of Modest Mouse.
We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank was recorded with Dennis Herring at Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, Mississippi. The band previewed a few tracks, including Dashboard and We've Got Everything, on their brief tour of the US and UK last November. We Were Dead is the follow up to the band’s 2004 album Good News For People Who Love Bad News which included the hit Float On, has sold over 1.5 million copies and earned the band two Grammy nominations.