Few albums brought me as much excitement and happiness as Modest Mouse‘s classic Good News For People Who Love Bad News, and seeing the band proclaiming “I’m Still Here” with their latest release is like wrapping up in a huge, fuzzy blanket after a hot shower and taking a nap. It’s familiar, it feels fantastic, and there are few better feelings in the world. It helps that the track is an absolute banger, too.
The track made its debut as the B-side to the band’s Record Store Day 7-inch single for “Poison the Well,” but now it’s officially out for streaming. It’s one of the first songs the band has released since its 2015 album, Strangers to Ourselves, and they’re about to kick off a tour with The Black Keys this September.
Needless to say, I’ll be there at one of their tour stops, cheering on the band that’s been there for me ever since their album changed my life. They’re still here, alright. —Brittany Vincent