Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse



Modest Mouse is an American rock band formed in 1992 in Issaquah, Washington (a suburb of Seattle), and currently based in Portland, Oregon. The founding members are lead singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green, and bassist Eric Judy. Strongly influenced by groups Pavement, the Pixies, XTC, and Talking Heads, the band rehearsed, rearranged, and recorded demos for almost two years before finally signing with small-town indie label, K Records, and releasing numerous singles.[1] Since the band's 1996 debut album, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, the group's lineup has centered on Brock and Green. Judy performed on every Modest Mouse album until his departure in 2012. Guitarist Johnny Marr (formerly of the Smiths) joined the band in 2006, shortly following percussionist Joe Plummer (formerly of the Black Heart Procession) and multi-instrumentalist Tom Peloso, to work on the album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. Guitarist Jim Fairchild joined the band in 2009. The band's sixth album, Strangers to Ourselves, was released on March 17, 2015.

The band's name is derived from a passage from the Virginia Woolf story "The Mark on the Wall", which reads, "I wish I could hit upon a pleasant track of thought, a track indirectly reflecting credit upon myself, for those are the pleasantest thoughts, and very frequent even in the minds of modest mouse-coloured people, who believe genuinely that they dislike to hear their own praises."[2]



The Moon & Antarctica
The Moon & Antarctica is the third studio album by American rock band Modest Mouse, first released by Epic Records on June 13, 2000.
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank is the fifth studio album by American alternative rock band Modest Mouse, released in 2007.
Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Good News for People Who Love Bad News is the fourth full-length album recorded by alternative rock band Modest Mouse.
Strangers to Ourselves
Strangers to Ourselves is the sixth album by American alternative rock band Modest Mouse, which was released on March 17, 2015, two weeks after its initially announced release date of March 3.

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People Recently Photographed at Modest Mouse Events4

Popular Albums17

Album Appearances & References1

Popular Songs19

TV Shows2

Collaborators & Influencers29

Awards & Nominations2


Popular Tours1

Band Members7

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Spotify - Albums & Singles39


Spotify - Appears On1


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts29

Sloss Furnace
Birmingham, United States
April 18, 2018
Hard Rock Live
Orlando, United States
April 20, 2018
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, United States
April 21, 2018
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, United States
April 23, 2018
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, United States
April 24, 2018
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Asheville, United States
April 26, 2018
The Fillmore
Charlotte, United States
April 27, 2018
The Ritz
Raleigh, United States
April 28, 2018
The Anthem
Washington, United States
April 30, 2018
Agora Theatre
Cleveland, United States
May 1, 2018
The Fillmore
Detroit, United States
May 2, 2018
The Fillmore
Detroit, United States
May 3, 2018
Eagles Ballroom
Milwaukee, United States
May 5, 2018
Verizon Center
Mankato, United States
May 6, 2018
McGrath Amphitheatre
Cedar Rapids, United States
May 8, 2018
Ralston Arena
Ralston, United States
May 9, 2018
Brady Theatre
Tulsa, United States
May 10, 2018
Starlight Amphitheatre
Kansas City, United States
May 11, 2018
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, United States
May 13, 2018
Villa Hispana Pavilion
Albuquerque, United States
May 15, 2018
Pepsi Amphitheatre
Flagstaff, United States
May 16, 2018
Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Riverside, United States
May 18, 2018
Arlington Theatre
Santa Barbara, United States
May 19, 2018
Civic Auditorium
Redding, United States
May 20, 2018
Madonna Inn Expo Center
San Luis Obispo, United States
May 22, 2018
Fox Theatre
Oakland, United States
May 24, 2018
Louisville, United States
July 13, 2018
Louisville, United States
July 14, 2018
Louisville, United States
July 15, 2018

News Articles8

Sasquatch! reveals 2018 lineup: Bon Iver, The National, David Byrne, and Modest Mouse lead the way
  –  February 5, 2018
Now in its 17th year, the annual music and camping festival returns to the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington from May 25th-27th. This year’s impressive lineup boasts Bon Iver, The National, David Byrne, and Modest Mouse as headliners.
Shows: Elton John to Sprint Center in 2019, Modest Mouse to Starlight this summer
  –  January 25, 2018
While it doesn't indicate a stop to producing music or playing the occasional show ... He really is worth it.] Modest Mouse will also be appearing in KC, though far sooner than Elton John. The Isaac Brock-fronted outfit will perform at Starlight Theatre ...
Modest Mouse floats on to Agora in May
  –  January 24, 2018
Modest Mouse has openly stated that it plans on releasing new material soon, even appearing on Rolling Stone's "63 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017" list. Some of the band's new music features Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. However, the album wasn't ...
New Shows: Slayer, Modest Mouse, George Ezra, Jo Koy and more...
  –  January 23, 2018
Visit • George Ezra, April 28 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Tickets -- $27.50 reserved, $45 mezzanine -- on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28. Visit • Modest Mouse, May 2-3 at the Fillmore Detroit.
Modest Mouse coming to Ralston Arena
  –  January 23, 2018
Modest Mouse headlined Maha Music Festival in 2015, and the band played Lincoln’s Pinewood Bowl last summer. Tickets, $39.50 to $55, go on sale Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. via Daryl Hall and John Oates will team up with Train to play the ...
Modest Mouse is Coming to Red Rocks in May
  –  January 23, 2018
Since the release of their 2015 Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse has been quiet in the music scene, though a follow-up album is currently in the making, according to lead singer and guitarist Isaac Brock.
Forecastle Music Festival Is Bringing Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire, And Modest Mouse To Kentucky
  –  January 17, 2018
Held in Louisville, Kentucky, Forecastle Music Festival is now in its 16th year as a major American music event. But even with its longevity, the fest has managed to fight off urges of looking like every other music festival. With its 2018 lineup ...
Stapleton, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse lead Forecastle lineup
  –  January 17, 2018
Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Ky., along with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Houndmouth and The War on Drugs. The July 13-15, 2018 music festival held on Waterfront Park in downtown ...


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