Though they just released their long-awaited Strangers to Ourselves — an album eight years in the making — Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock promises that his band’s next LP should hit shelves no later than 2016. Speaking to Hot Press, the singer/screamer/songwriter also went on record to say that Modest Mouse’s long-teased work with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic will appear on the upcoming record:
We ended up finishing tracking with one of his songs that will end up on the next record. It fits the second piece, the companion piece to this record, a bit better. We basically made two records at the same time. Which, if people look at it that way, cuts down the amount of time it took us to make this record in HALF, man!
Brock also told the magazine that he’d initially planned to title Modest Mouse’s next one Whateber, because trolling isn’t just for the internet anymore:
Here’s an actual fucking story! I feel terrible mentioning, because I might actually call the next record this… I thought, “okay, I always put out these long fucking titles, and I wanna not do that.” And so I came up with this cover art which Epic were like “you could do that but we can’t sell that anywhere.” But I’m still going to get the cover art together. It’s fucking dark, it’s awesome. But the title was just going to be Whatever. And the dumbest thing… I was going to misspell Whatever. You know like, just have it be Whabever. I just wanted to go as dumb as fucking possible. Mainly to be antagonistic and just cos I kinda thought it was funny.
Check out SPIN‘s review of Strangers to Ourselves here.