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Modest Mouse Return After Eight Years With New Album 'Strangers To Ourselves'

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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.

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Picture - Johnny Marr - Camp Bestival... Dorset United Kingdom, Wednesday 30th July 2014

Johnny Marr - Bestival">Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle, Dorset - Day Two - Performances - Dorset, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th July 2014

Picture - JOHNNY MARR - Camp Bestival... Dorset United Kingdom, Wednesday 30th July 2014

Johnny Marr - Bestival">Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle, Dorset - Day Two - Atmosphere - Dorset, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th July 2014

Picture - Johnny Marr - Camp Bestival... Lulworth United Kingdom, Friday 1st August 2014

Johnny Marr - Bestival">Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle, Dorset - Day One - Lulworth, United Kingdom - Friday 1st August 2014

Musicians Succeed in Reversing Prison Guitar String Ban

Tags: Billy Bragg - Johnny Marr - Richard Hawley

Musical campaigners have successfully reversed a ban that had prevented inmates of British prisons from being able to use steel strings on guitars.

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Billy Bragg had led the campaign to reverse the steel guitar string ban in British prisons

The ban had meant that the only strings available to inmates were nylon ones, used primarily for classical and Spanish styles and largely unsuitable for steel-strung acoustic guitars due to the way that they’re attached. But now steel strings will be available again, to be paid for out of prisoners’ wages and earned on a privileges basis at the discretion of individual governors.

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