Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock says the eight-year gap in between their albums might have been shorter if not for one key loss.

Brock answered fan questions on Reddit Monday night after posting a link to “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box,” the latest track to be revealed from Strangers to Ourselves. One fan asked, “How has the loss of Eric Judy effected the band?” Judy was the co-founder and bassist in Modest Mouse, and retired from the band in 2012. Brock responded, “The loss of Eric has affected us immensely. He had a much larger role in songwriting than I think he was even given credit for. And his importance, well, it’s really hard to even measure that. But yea, it’s affected us.”

Strangers to Ourselves will be released on March 17th.

See the video for “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box” below: