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The guys in Modest Mouse are disappointing their overseas fans - but they have a good reason.  The indie rockers announced Thursday that they've decided to cancel their upcoming European tour to continue working on their next album. 

The statement on the band's official website adds that they do appreciate their fans and plan to make it up to them next year. 

"After much thought, we have decided to cancel our EU/UK tour to continue work on our forthcoming album. We do appreciate our fans and promise that we will make it up to you next year.

Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

We look forward to sharing our new music with the world next year."

Modest Mouse hopes to have the new disc out sometime in 2014.  It will be their first release since the 2009 EP No One's First and You're Next, and their first full-length studio effort since 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

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