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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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  • shabbyt

    I AM LOVING THEIR NEW MUSIC! Lampshades on Fire is FANTASTIC

    yesterday evening Reply
  • bibi222000

    M&A = LCW = NOS > GNFBWLBN = STO > TIALD > WWD

    yesterday afternoon Reply
  • TwiceAtGloaming

    I really like the new album, actually. Not every song is great, but there's definitely enough to make it a solid listen.

    Yesterday 10:25pm Reply
  • TheWhomp

    Someone give jedidude77 the god damn noble prize for that scientific finding.

    Yesterday 7:40pm Reply
  • GrahamCocosn

    I can't get enough of Pistol. [2]

    Yesterday 5:48pm Reply
  • infinity_xx

    I think what's got people all down on the album is the 8 year wait. If they released the same album about 2-4 years after We Were Dead... I feel like it would have gotten a better reaction. As far as the album itself goes, I dig it. I dig it a lot. It fits nicely within their discography.

    26 Mar 3:49am Reply
  • Jedidude77

    I feel like that question implies its answer in the question.

    25 Mar 9:44pm Reply
  • TenaciousKory

    What do you all think is the best new track on the album, and why do you think it is Pistol?

    25 Mar 8:17pm Reply
  • Jedidude77

    I can't get enough of Pistol.

    23 Mar 1:29am Reply
  • Feyttozah

    Coyotes ❤

    22 Mar 3:06am Reply
  • bendingtree

    new album makes me want to take a really long drive

    21 Mar 1:01am Reply
  • AcidR0ach

    they haven't made a good album since Moon

    20 Mar 9:21pm Reply
  • seeemilieplaysf

    Check out this Strangers To Ourselves remix generator, it's addicting! Love this new album! http://strangers.modestmouse.com/#main

    20 Mar 7:27pm Reply
  • diehappyx33

    "Lampshades on Fire" sounds like a sped-up version of "The World at Large" at certain points, and I'm not liking that.

    19 Mar 8:29pm Reply
  • beefigursk

    Can't say the whole album is a winner front-to-back, but some really good additions to the MM catalog on here. Glad to see they're still taking risks with their sound, too. http://staticdistance.com/2015/03/11/review-modest-mouse-strangers-to-ourselves/

    19 Mar 8:15pm Reply
  • prophetpope

    jesus fucking christ was an only child

    19 Mar 5:19pm Reply
  • empowerdart

    what the fuck is wrong with you people, jesus fucking christ

    19 Mar 9:03am Reply
  • orangemango27

    Y'all are taking Pistol way too seriously, i think it's supposed to be a stupid sounding song. Anyway this album is pretty good, it just doesn't add much new to the table. Lampshades On Fire, Pups to Dust, and Sugar Boats are all really great.

    19 Mar 3:26am Reply
  • prophetpope

    I wrote this once "LCW = Long Drive = Building Nothing > SSS = Fruit = I8 = M&A > Everywhere and His Nasty > We Were Dead > Good News = No One's First". On later toughts, M&A is better than SSS for sure.. and No One's First is better than good News. Don't know where to rank Strangers.

    18 Mar 8:39pm Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    TIALD = LCW = BNOOS > M&A >>>>>>>(∞)>>>>>>> WWD = STO = GNFPWLBN

    18 Mar 3:07pm Reply
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