Modest Mouse have revealed their upcoming album, Strangers to Ourselves, will be accompanied by a companion piece that frontman Isaac Brock said he hopes will be “released as quickly as it’s legally allowed to be.” What’s more, he says the follow-up will be “something really strange.”

There was an eight-year gap between Strangers to Ourselves and its predecessor, 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, but Brock promises that won’t be the case this time around. “I’m pretty far along with the next one as it is,” the singer-guitarist told HMV. “I went into making this one with two records in mind.”

You should probably already be looking out for it. “It’ll be released as quickly as it’s legally allowed to be,” he continued. “It’s a partner to [Strangers to Ourselves].”

In another interview with Relix, Brock added that the content of Strangers’ counterpart will be even weirder. “We have a bunch of songs and we’ll probably rework them,” he said. “They are good – they’re just not finished. We might put out something really strange next.”

Strangers to Ourselves will arrive on March 17 via Epic. Modest Mouse have already premiered five tracks from the upcoming LP: “Of Course We Know,” “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box,” “The Best Room,” “Coyotes” and “Lampshades on Fire.”

 Modest Mouse -- "Of Course We Know"