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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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  • Camf

    i agree with the last guy

    Yesterday 8:21am Reply
  • the_real_bigjay

    i'm trying to decide what is special and what is overrated and i don't trust any of you on this microblog

    25 Apr 3:52pm Reply
  • Tango1986

    I've only heard of Float On and The World At Large and gave in and decided to check out their new album. Plus I've been hearing it at work (along with Lampshades on fire being on the radio). I'll play it out until I learn to love it. I like to expand my music tastes.

    23 Apr 6:40pm Reply
  • titchio

    M&A > LCW > TIALD > WWD = GNFPWLBN = STO

    23 Apr 12:09pm Reply
  • davidhermens

    TIALD ≥ LCW > BNOOS>GNFPWLBN=M&A>STO>>>>>>>WWD

    23 Apr 7:00am Reply
  • Korova0

    M&A > WWD > LCW > TIALD / STO >>>>> GNFPWLBN

    22 Apr 12:18pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Amazing

    20 Apr 7:40pm Reply
  • weddingsecret

    I have got my Pistol in my car....

    18 Apr 8:04am Reply
  • bkelleher

    New album is quite good really. Still, Build Nothing out of Something will remain my favorite release by them. :)

    9 Apr 4:43pm Reply
  • Jedidude77

    Oh wait, you were talking about The Moon & Antartica? I take back what I said.

    6 Apr 8:31pm Reply
  • Jedidude77

    it is.

    6 Apr 8:31pm Reply
  • TylerSymes

    It's so overrated and boring.

    6 Apr 2:46pm Reply
  • Jedidude77

    where's my sugar boat?

    6 Apr 12:00am Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    Yes it is. It's one of the most special albums in the world.

    5 Apr 7:42pm Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Moon & Antarctica isn't anything special in the first place.

    5 Apr 6:23am Reply
  • SarahMarie43

    I can't get enough of pistol [3]

    5 Apr 1:40am Reply
  • Fernando_0

    guys, have you ever thought about the fact that they've been playing lampshades on fire since 2011, so the new modest mouse is actually a pretty old modest mouse wow im so high right now

    3 Apr 12:36am Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    Everything they released after Moon & Antarctica is barely listenable.

    2 Apr 6:09pm Reply
  • berj91

    zzz

    1 Apr 5:57pm Reply
  • itsmathbitch

    Ansel and Lampshade on fire ❤

    30 Mar 5:23pm Reply
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