Modest Mouse Biography

Modest Mouse is an American indie rock band formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington, by singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green, and bassist Eric Judy. Since their 1996 debut album, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, their lineup has centered around Brock, Green, and Judy. Guitarist Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths) joined the band in May 2006, along with 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 February 2009. Their 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."

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Krist Novoselic to play bass on new Modest Mouse album

The former Nirvana man will appear on a 'pretty edgy' track on the band's next LP

  • Sep 27, 2013

Modest Mouse cancel UK tour in order to finish new album

The band also pull all of their European and festival shows

  • Jun 6, 2013

Modest Mouse announce July UK tour – ticket details

The band will play eight headline shows in addition to T In The Park and Latitude festivals

  • Apr 17, 2013

Modest Mouse recording new album with OutKast's Big Boi

Rapper reveals sessions with Portland band

  • Apr 29, 2011

Modest Mouse salute 'British heatwave' at Reading Festival

Isaac Brock and co take a break from writing new album to perform

  • Aug 28, 2010

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Dark Night Of The Soul (Album Trailer) Play Video

Dark Night Of The Soul (Album Trailer)

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Modest Mouse Reviews

Album review: Modest Mouse - 'No One's First, And You're Next'

Album review: Modest Mouse - 'No One's First, And You're Next'

Distinctly average offering from old-school indie rockers

  • Aug 21, 2009

Modest Mouse

Dashboard

  • Apr 4, 2007

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We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank

  • Apr 4, 2007

Modest Mouse : London Shepherd's Bush Empire

Vetean US college rock darlings blossom into something altogether more sensitive...

  • Jul 22, 2004

London Highbury Garage

If eyes truly are the windows to the soul, then tonight we learn nothing about [a]Modest Mouse[/a].

  • Jul 20, 2000

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