Modest Mouse Frontman Isaac Brock on the Eight-Year Wait For Their New LP and His Issues With 'Portlandia'
Speaking of that album, Brock promises it will come sooner, rather than later -- 2016, to be exact. “We basically made two records at the same time,” Brock said. “Which, if people look at it that way, cuts down the amount of time it took us to make this record in half.”
Party With Modest Mouse, Natasha Lyonne, and Woodland Punks in 'Lampshades on Fire' Video
Strangers came eight years after Modest Mouse’s previous album (2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank), so fans have reason to be skeptical. But Brock at least seems to have the title out of the way:
“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 ‘cause I kinda thought it was funny."