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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Growlers 6 captures the old Beach Goth feel with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Modest Mouse
  –  October 29, 2017
Headliners such as the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs and Modest Mouse — and of course ... and learning a kind of Sahara Desert-based blues music — well worth your time to read up on it — but after arriving on stage at 3:30 p.m. Saturday their music was what ...
With the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse and more, Growlers 6 aims to be a fest with a handmade feel
  –  October 25, 2017
Headliners include: revived art-punks Yeah Yeah Yeahs, classic indie from Modest Mouse and Guided By Voices ... and be confident that we know what we’re doing.” For breaking music news, follow @augustbrown on Twitter.
Music roundup: Modest Mouse, Gogol Bordello plan show at Breese Stevens Field
  –  September 27, 2017
Modest Mouse and Gogol Bordello, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, Breese Stevens Field, 917 E. Mifflin St., Madison. Mass Gothic also performs. Tickets: $25-$75. Visit The rock bands Modest Mouse and Gogol Bordello perform Saturday at ...
Good news for Bendites who love Modest Mouse
  –  September 21, 2017
so keep your ears peeled for new music when the band “Floats On” over to Les Schwab Amphitheater on Friday. And if that wasn’t enough for all you indie rock fans, the mighty Built to Spill will be back in town to open. Modest Mouse, with Built to ...
Growlers 6 captures the old Beach Goth feel with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Modest Mouse
  –  October 29, 2017
Singer-guitarist Isaac Brock’s indie rock band Modest Mouse had a huge crowd on the second stage, and why not? He and they are inventive musicians bringing in trumpets and banjos and violin as needed, on songs such as “Dramamine,” “Lampshades on ...
The Making of an American Nazi
  –  November 16, 2017
He harmed himself in other ways, too. He tried to tattoo the name of his favorite band, Modest Mouse, on his upper arm but gave up after two and a half letters, leaving him with moI etched on his skin. He stretched his earlobes by jamming thick marker caps ...
Modest Mouse Frontman’s Portland Bar Has a Name, Opening Month, and PIZZA
  –  November 16, 2017
The new bar aims to open mid-January 2018, serving pizza seven days a week. Ranch Pizza will cease its delivery-only pizza operation at the end of December, on SE 12th and Division. Ranch makes 15-inch, square, Sicilian-style pizzas with Northwest-grown ...
Essential New Music: Deerhoof’s “Mountain Moves”
  –  November 16, 2017
and “Come Down Here And Say That” offers Matsuzaki and Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier cooing over a Modest Mouse-meets-Danger Mouse soundtrack. Like the Flaming Lips and Guided By Voices, Deerhoof spent its early existence fashioning its unique niche ...
Crazy-Popular Ranch Pizza Will Open a New Bar With Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse
  –  November 15, 2017
Now, Ranch owners Eric Wood and Richard Corey will be making pizza in a brick and mortar spot, which also happens to be Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock's new bar. It'll be called Poison's Rainbow, and it'll open in mid-January. WW broke the news this ...
FreeTheButt Why Party in the Paddock's 'nude dude' got censored
  –  November 15, 2017
The rabbit in the hay bale is from a tattoo on Chris's body, the mascot's hot air balloon tattoo is a reference to Chris' favourite song: Float On by Modest Mouse. "This is a piece of artwork, we're not trying to be lewd," Jesse said. "It's always been ...
Sad Enough Songs: On Julien Baker and Depression
  –  November 14, 2017
A few years later, my big brother burned me CDs of Modest Mouse and Radiohead. Then he went to rehab and never really came back to me. I listened to “Third Planet” and tried to keep my heart open (I’ve never closed it, but these days I leave rooms ...
In Honor of Dead Moon, Here are Five More Bands’ Bands From the Pacific Northwest
  –  November 13, 2017
The album’s blurry, impressionistic take on post-hardcore was an understated influence on second wave emo and early aughts indie rock, and made such an impression on bands like Built to Spill and Modest Mouse that they scooped up Lync’s members for ...
Ep. 31: How I Moshed to Rock Lobster (w/ Crash Thompson)
  –  November 13, 2017
45 Intro & Modest Mouse / 1:19:00 Girl Talk / 1:21:00 Julian Casablancas + the Voidz / 1:24:30 The B-52’s / 1:29:40 The Regrettes / 1:41:25 Ex Stains / 1:42:55 Danny Brown / 1:44:30 Alice Glass / 1:47:55 Dan Auerbach // Check out Crash's video ...
Sexual Misconduct Accusations Stifle Brand New Tour
  –  November 13, 2017
Prior to the allegations, the group had released merchandise for its summer tour with Modest Mouse reading “Brand New, 2000 – 2018”, indicating the band was approaching its demise. Lacey later confirmed as much in a July show, according to ...
Round Hill Partners With Zync Music to Boost Film and TV Synch Business
  –  November 9, 2017
Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket. Meanwhile, sources suggest that Round Hill is about to expand its catalog through the $245 million acquisition of Carlin America, in a deal slated to close by Thanksgiving. "The synergy between the Zync frontline and the ...
Premiere: Kitty Kitty Tuna’s Le Guess Who Mixtape
  –  November 8, 2017
Today’s entry comes from Kitty Kitty Tuna, who are introducing us to their fuzzed out rock with a few inspirational tracks from Modest Mouse, Smashing Pumpkins, and Nirvana. Listen below. Feeling it? Great, be sure to check out the previous mixes in our ...
Growlers 6 captures the old Beach Goth feel with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Modest Mouse
  –  October 29, 2017
Meet the new festival, same as the old festival? Growlers 6, which opened Saturday, Oct. 28, for the first of two days on a cool and breezy San Pedro peninsula, is, of course, but for the bad blood and location and lawyers of Beach Goth 6. Fans of both the ...
See who showed up to honor the late Chester Bennington at Linkin Park’s celebration of life at the Hollywood Bowl
  –  October 28, 2017
Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan heads to Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa Growlers 6 captures the old Beach Goth feel with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Modest Mouse Brewers and bands talk beer and punk rock at Punk ‘N Brew in Huntington Beach 10 things you ...
With the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse and more, Growlers 6 aims to be a fest with a handmade feel
  –  October 25, 2017
Few bands are as closely identified with a single festival as SoCal rockers the Growlers are with their annual Beach Goth event. So what happens now that the band has lost control of it? For the last five years, the group’s annual showcase of rock, punk ...


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