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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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  • AcidPoliceUH

    they sound like an REM cover band

    Yesterday 5:26pm Reply
  • goandrewgo

    Are they working on something recently?

    26 Aug 8:58pm Reply
  • Starless_313

    Float On <3

    22 Aug 6:28am Reply
  • Jedidude77

    well the problem there is that most listener have The Moon & Antarctica mislabeled as The Moon and Antarctica; which has 438,208 listeners.

    21 Aug 5:45pm Reply
  • Beojiko

    The song "Float On" alone has more listeners than the albums This Is A Long Drive, Lonesome Crowded West, and Moon & Antarctica combined. This depresses me.

    16 Aug 2:54pm Reply
  • GhostFame

    WWDBTSES is one of my favourite albums of all time

    12 Aug 8:16am Reply
  • survivalisto

    Old Modest Mouse best Modest Mouse

    6 Aug 4:17am Reply
  • novelty-stripes

    Ready to sell my kidney to get the new album to come out.

    3 Aug 3:34pm Reply
  • joteczkaL

    they promised to come to Poland after cancelling last year's show. so i'm asking WHERE ARE THEY? :(

    30 Jul 7:48pm Reply
  • MrCuckoo

    In the end you get what you deserved.

    29 Jul 6:50pm Reply
  • 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.

    27 Jul 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.

    27 Jul 10:00pm Reply
  • gonzeaux

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

    27 Jul 2:49pm Reply
  • aaron_ellis

    A cover I recorded of Convenient Parking: https://soundcloud.com/geyserbastion/convenient-parking-modest-mouse

    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
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