Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock has revealed that Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic will make a guest appearance on the band’s next album, which was recorded at roughly the same time as its new release, Strangers To Ourselves. Brock explained, “We ended up finishing tracking with one of his songs that will end up on the next record.” He added that Novoselic’s work fit the second record better, saying, “You’d recognize it. It sounds like a bunch of boulders falling down a mountain!”
In a new interview with Hot Press, Brock described the band’s yet-to-be-released seventh album as a “companion piece to” the just-released Strangers To Ourselves, saying, “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!”
Although it took eight years to release Strangers To Ourselves, Brock says that the follow-up set will be out by this time next year.
Brock also hinted that he has a concept for the cover art but said, “Epic (Records) 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 f**king dark, it’s awesome.”
Meanwhile, Strangers To Ourselves debuted at Number Three on the Billboard album chart on Wednesday (March 25th), with first-week sales of 77,000 copies.
The group’s last studio album, 2007’s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, arrived at Number One with 129,000 sold.