Gone Is Gone hit the scene earlier this year with a crazy roster—Mastodon's Troy Sanders, Queens of the Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen, At the Drive-In's Tony Hajjar, film composer Mike Zarin—and a crushing self-titled EP. Now they've announced that their debut album, Echolocation, is coming Jan. 6, and given us the surprisingly ethereal "Sentient" video to ponder in the meantime. You won't see the band, but don't be fooled into thinking it's a simple lyric vid—this is an engrossing real-deal visual.

Gone Is Gone also shared an Echolocation album teaser that, despite its brevity, crams in a ton of modern pop culture bits, such as those freaky clowns on the loose:

In June, Troy Sanders, who jumped from Mastodon co-frontman to sole frontman for Gone Is Gone, told Fuse the band's EP "really serves as an appetizer to what is to come." He went on:

"We've touched on many elements of what we're expanding to. The things we're going to do to follow this up will only be broader and more mature and hopefully excitable. It sure is to the four of us. I hope people like it to the slightest degree that I do, I'm absolutely in love with it."

Next, watch an old-school Fuse interview with Mastodon: