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Modest Mouse

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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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  • electrobaboon

    @naotas_forehead I had this exact reaction, can't seem to find any information on it...

    8 Apr 9:07am Reply
  • accidentXprone

    everyone going to the portland shows has gotta see survival knife. ex-unwound and pretty swell.

    8 Apr 3:47am Reply
  • paroxysm8bit

    inb4 shattered dreams

    8 Apr 12:56am Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    or is Last.fm being stupid again?

    5 Apr 12:20am Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    LCW and Long Drive... NEW RELEASES?! ARE THEY REPRINTING ON VINYL?!?!?!

    5 Apr 12:17am Reply
  • sraahjean

    This band reminds me that I am a real person. [2]

    31 Mar 6:54pm Reply
  • sraahjean

    I hope you'll be able to work through it Clayton09 [2]

    31 Mar 6:48pm Reply
  • Alex_Trap

    I hope you'll be able to work through it Clayton09

    31 Mar 6:12am Reply
  • Clayton09

    Man I really hate this band a lot.

    31 Mar 2:43am Reply
  • rudmila83

    Chciałabym posłuchać tego na żywo :)

    19 Mar 5:17pm Reply
  • ringostarr09

    seven years is a long drive inside a car [10]

    15 Mar 11:16pm Reply
  • coregaming

    We should try to get Dramamine to the #1 spot for a week.

    13 Mar 1:33am Reply
  • Alcebrack

    COME TO BRAZIL UHUU

    12 Mar 12:01am Reply
  • mcbretttetettet

    the reason this record hasn't seen the light of day is probably because it's garbage

    11 Mar 11:27pm Reply
  • mcbretttetettet

    After checking out all the live videos of the new songs I think it's safe to say this band is done. It was good while it lasted

    11 Mar 11:25pm Reply
  • everlybrito

    Apenas encontrei essa banda hoje pelo youtube clicando absolutamente ~ao acaso~ em "This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About (Full Album)", ouvi todo o disco como se tivesse hipnotizada! fucking awesome! :))

    11 Mar 10:30pm Reply
  • bullradiousa

    "Float On" is the ultimate pick-me-up song.

    11 Mar 8:01pm Reply
  • jcorreia

    seven years is a long drive inside a car [10]

    8 Mar 9:15pm Reply
  • formlessness

    Hey people, anyone want to do a mixtape exchange with me? Message me about it!

    7 Mar 7:56am Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    I'll reiterate what I said a while ago... that the album could be recorded in a weekend. Just throw the band in a shack with Calvin Johnson, alcohol, and recording equipment. Boom. It's done. And the result would assuredly be better than their last two albums (which were destroyed by over-production up the ass. Using drum machines over Jeremiah on WWD... it's obscene)

    4 Mar 6:09am Reply
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