According to Billboard, Modest Mouse bass player Eric Judy wants to release some old material that didn’t make it onto the last couple of albums.
“We have three or four songs from Good News… that were pretty much almost done, but they were never finished,” Judy explains. “And then there were four songs off We Were Dead… that we didn’t finish but we recorded the basic tracks and structures. Basically due to time constraints we had to pick songs to leave out of both records.”
Usually, compilations of outtakes are reserved for bands that are desperate for new material but are too burned out to come up with anything. Then again, Sufjan Stevens gathered The Avalanche from the cutting room floor of Illinois, and people seemed to have liked it. So who knows?