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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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  • naotas_forehead

    I hope for his sake that his strings are not being pulled by some corporate shitheads or something.

    Yesterday 7:32am Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    Of course, I couldn't understand 70% of what he was saying through his lisp, so I could be wrong on that.

    Yesterday 7:29am Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    The weird thing is, when I met Isaac, he said that he did not like playing at festivals...

    Yesterday 7:27am Reply
  • heyman010

    I love this band, but yea the fact that we still don't have a release date on a new album frustrates me beyond belief. I can only imagine how mad the people overseas who were going to see them last summer are right now. The thing that really makes it bad is how many festivals they're playing this year and they still have not gave us ANY information

    21 Apr 10:35pm Reply
  • Slargrave

    Favourite band of all time, hands down, I can be in any sort of mood while listening to them.

    21 Apr 6:37am Reply
  • 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 being stupid again?

    5 Apr 12:20am Reply
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    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
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  • 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
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