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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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  • musicmisc

    How did I just now discover Building Nothing Out of Something...

    Yesterday 11:35pm Reply
  • MyHeadOnAPlate

    You said that I was right- you're right, I knew that I was!

    20 May 1:50pm Reply
  • Quinn_Harley

    ваще качает

    18 May 8:27pm Reply
  • SugarBoats

    "Isaac Brock's voice always sounds like he's being chased around by a water hose"

    15 May 5:30am Reply
  • backoffboogaloo

    and we go uuuuuuuuuuh

    13 May 10:54pm Reply
  • magicznybueno

    This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About - their best album.

    9 May 11:37am Reply
  • pointpleasant

    modest mouse 4 lyfe, baby.

    8 May 11:21pm Reply
  • AshleeSimpson18

    I'm so happy they're back! "Lampshades on Fire" is really good, one of the best bands ever :)

    5 May 5:50am Reply
  • ATLiens1

    Float On made my top tracks of 2004, check it out in my sidebar and add me as a friend!

    29 Apr 2:24am Reply
  • dogerwaul

    I'm sure MM is happy with the music they are making, but I think I'm out of their demographic at this point. Sad, but I'll always have their older stuff.

    28 Apr 8:56pm Reply
  • Camf

    i agree with the last guy

    26 Apr 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
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