Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse

 

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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]

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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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Float Fest, Music And Tubing Festival, Announces Tame Impala, Bassnectar, Snoop, Modest Mouse, & More
  –  April 11, 2018
Float Fest is an outdoor camping music festival that will take place at Cool River Ranch in Martindale, Texas, on July 21st and 22nd. The festival sets itself apart because it also serves as a tubing event, inviting 20,000 music fans daily to take the ...
Heath Ledger-Directed Modest Mouse Music Video To Be Released?
  –  March 16, 2018
One has to wonder how much of the video was completed under Ledger’s direction. Either way, I’m interested to see it based on the sole fact that it was animated by Gilliam. Thanks to /Film reader Andrew G for the tip.
Sasquatch Music Festival Returns To Its Indie Rock Roots With Bon Iver, The National, And Modest Mouse
  –  February 5, 2018
For the past several years, Washington’s Sasquatch Music Festival has been searching for its identity. When I visited the gorgeous event held at one of the most beautiful venues in the world, The Gorge, in 2011, I saw headliners Foo Fighters, Modest ...
Modest Mouse floats on to Agora in May
  –  January 25, 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 24, 2018
Visit majesticdetroit.com. • 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 royaloakmusictheatre.com. • Modest Mouse, May 2-3 at the Fillmore Detroit.
Modest Mouse coming to Ralston Arena
  –  January 24, 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 homepridetix.com. Daryl Hall and John Oates will team up with Train to play the ...
Stapleton, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse lead Forecastle lineup
  –  January 17, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Forecastle Festival in Louisville along with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Houndmouth and The War on Drugs. The July 13-15 music festival held on Waterfront Park on ...
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 ...
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
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, along with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Houndmouth and The War on Drugs. The July 13-15 music festival held on ...
Stapleton, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse lead Forecastle lineup
  –  January 17, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, along with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Houndmouth and The War on Drugs. The July 13-15 music festival held on ...

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