Modest Mouse returns to the Pavilion on Sunday with a new record and a rush of critical acclaim. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse’s new album, Strangers to Ourselves, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in March. The band’s first record in eight years, it’s full of dark themes offset by the group’s trademark energetic tempos and inimitable vocal delivery. Rolling Stone magazine called it “perfect,” and the New York Post deemed it “wonderfully bizarre.” […]