Published Oct 20, 2010Despite the fact that it's been over three years since they've released a proper full-length, Modest Mouse are intent on doing anything but dropping a proper follow-up to 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. The Pacific Northwest heroes released a collection of singles called No One's First and You're Next in 2009, and now they've revealed plans to reissue the out-of-print The Fruit That Ate Itself EP (pictured), along with their long-lost Sad Sappy Sucker album.
Both releases were originally put out by venerable Olympia outfit K Records, but will see their reissues via Isaac Brock's own Glacial Pace label. The Fruit That Ate Itself came out in 1997, while Sad Sappy Sucker was originally meant to be the band's debut album in the mid-'90s, but was shelved to make way for This Is a Long Drive For Someone with Nothing to Think About. The album finally saw its original release in 2001.
The Fruit That Ate Itself and Sad Sappy Sucker will be released on November 9. They will be available on 180-gram vinyl, CD or as a digital download. In place of the original plastic jewel cases, the CDs will come in a fold-out digipak.
Pre-orders for both releases can be found here. Hopefully, the reissues will continue and we can get a coveted copy of Interstate 8 on vinyl.