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Issaquah, Washington, United States (1993 – present)

Modest Mouse is an band which formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington, United States. The band’s original lineup consisted of guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green and bassist Eric Judy. Since being signed to Sony’s Epic Records in 2000, Modest Mouse has attained significant popular success with songs such as “Float On” and “Dashboard.”

The band’s current configuration is Isaac Brock (vocals, guitar), Tom Peloso (strings, horns, bass, keyboards), Jim Fairchild (guitar), Eric Judy (bass), Jeremiah Green (drums) and Joe Plummer (drums). Plummer has recently become the new drummer for The Shins.

Brock came up with the name “Modest Mouse” when he read the Virginia Woolf stream of consciousness essay The Mark On the Wall in which the author described the working middle class as “modest mouse-coloured people”

Brock frequently moved around with his mother when he was a child. Around this time, his mother left his father for his father’s brother (Brock’s uncle). Brock’s mother’s house flooded and forced them to move into his mother’s new husband’s trailer, but there was no room for Brock. Brock stayed behind, living in the second story of the flooded house, until he was eventually evicted by police. He then moved into a shed next to his mother’s house and it is said this is where Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green and bassist Eric Judy first began playing music.


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  • CosmicOrigin

    If they ever release a third part to lounge, be it on the new album or a future album, that would be awesome. I recall that Brock mentioned he was trying to create one for the "good news..." album but it didn't work out. Hopefully he hasn't given up on creating it.

    Yesterday 5:25pm Reply
  • ringostarr09

    God, I can't wait for the new album.

    22 Jan 2:27am Reply
  • thigon_

    the new songs are nice, but i miss those early albums solos

    21 Jan 5:47pm Reply
  • titchio

    Everyone is entitled an opinion, but yours is ridiculous.

    20 Jan 1:39pm Reply
  • roemilca111

    so far this new album sounds like a 12 year old kid recording songs on Garage Band

    20 Jan 6:32am Reply
  • Spaceboy_

    Coyotes is easily the best and saddest song since Ocean Breathes Salty.

    20 Jan 6:17am Reply
  • titchio

    loving coyotes

    19 Jan 7:12pm Reply
  • sviitrainais

    Coyotes is sweet

    19 Jan 6:36pm Reply
  • theboredone

    Coyotes is actually a great track sooo good, and the video <3

    19 Jan 6:32pm Reply
  • Kal0psia

    C'mon... We were dead before the ship even sank is a FUCKING AWESOME ALBUM

    18 Jan 8:59pm Reply
  • CosmicOrigin

    I guess the next question would be how does lampshades on fire sound like? I'm asking specifically what track(s) from previous albums has similar rhythm, sound, or lyrics to it.

    18 Jan 12:53pm Reply
  • CosmicOrigin

    [bellogs_Ghost] - Thanks guvna

    17 Jan 2:16pm Reply
  • Belloqs_Ghost

    New album due on 3rd March 2015, according to Rolling Stone…

    16 Jan 2:42pm Reply
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  • austin_tmbrlake

    this shoutbox is terrible, allow me to just say: I really enjoy the band Modest Mouse

    14 Jan 10:13pm Reply
  • ATLiens1

    The new album made my The Year That Will Be, 2015 article, along with 40 other releases. Check it out in my sidebar.

    14 Jan 7:07pm Reply
  • thepoeinyou

    @woobweto "imagine dragons ripoff" that's possibly the dumbest remark I've heard this week. Modest Mouse was making waves before Imagine Dragons. Imagine Dragons can't hold a tiny sh*t candle to what has been produced my Modest Mouse in the past.

    14 Jan 6:23pm Reply
  • CosmicOrigin

    and now I look like an idiot.... uuuuuhhhhhhh... ssssooo.... how's the new single guys? Have they stated when or if a new album will be released?

    14 Jan 3:47pm Reply
  • CosmicOrigin

    sounds like Devid bill won't be straining his wrists anytime soon, Dexim on the other hand...

    13 Jan 3:59pm Reply
  • CosmicOrigin

    too late, already have. twice

    12 Jan 9:34pm Reply
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