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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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  • Feli_

    and i was part of the european cancelling. seeing mm live would have to be my biggest childhood dream and i want it to happen before ol' isaac switches to becoming an acoustic hero. which would be awesome nevertheless. i love diggin holes so fucking much, god.

    Yesterday 10:05pm Reply
  • Feli_

    float on attracts lots of brats that declare it their feelgood song without knowing much of mm. but that doesn't make the song bad. that's what we're talking about and you all know it.

    Yesterday 10:00pm Reply
  • gonzeaux

    I just want the damn album at this point, the wait is exasperating

    Yesterday 2:49pm Reply
  • aaron_ellis

    A cover I recorded of Convenient Parking:

    27 Jul 11:16am Reply
  • barbwireboy2

    A reminder that it's been over a year since they cancelled their European tour to "work on the new album", which we've had absolutely no news on the entire year. I love their music but they act like a bunch of twats.

    26 Jul 8:57pm Reply
  • sco703

    You wasted life. Why wouldn't you waste death?

    25 Jul 9:37am Reply
  • cardiac_repair

    i think ill never see them live. when they came to brazil, the equipment didnt arrived so the concert didnt happened. when i was in cali, the concert was canceled. damn

    23 Jul 1:12am Reply
  • MattWhiteford11

    tragically underrated

    21 Jul 6:15pm Reply
  • TownPsycho

    Float On is their most popular song for a reason - it's really not a bad song. It's not my favorite, but would probably make my top 10. And at 4000+ plays, I definitely listen to Modest Mouse. I don't get why everyone talks it down so much. Anyway, Doin' the Cockroach might be my favorite. And Moon & Antarctica and Good News are probably my favorite albums.

    18 Jul 7:06pm Reply
  • pedrovalenca

    come back

    17 Jul 12:15pm Reply
  • harpseel

    My favorite Modest Mouse song might actually be Float On. I guess my 600+ plays don't count for anything then lol

    15 Jul 8:39pm Reply
  • Jedidude77

    Modest Mouse

    14 Jul 10:18pm Reply
  • aeonflux-812

    If somebody's favorite song is float on, they probably don't really listen to modest mouse. [3]

    14 Jul 8:49am Reply
  • SirRobmon

    Happy Birthday Isaac.

    9 Jul 6:17pm Reply
  • Feli_

    Naturally, I'm struggling to find my "favourite" modest mouse song but whenever I hear heart cooks brain I get pretty close to declaring it my favourite song. But Anarctica was a huge grower for me. It grew for like years and years on me. God I love Lives. Yeah I guess Antarctica.

    9 Jul 4:05pm Reply
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  • Burn_Infinite33

    whats the opinion on their best album after "This is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About"? because yea thats the best

    8 Jul 1:12am Reply
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    7 Jul 3:38pm Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    They are fantastic live, even without Eric Judy. The songs from Good News and WWD are about 1000x better live than they are on the albums.

    7 Jul 5:54am Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    If somebody's favorite song is float on, they probably don't really listen to modest mouse. [2]

    7 Jul 2:15am Reply
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