Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse is an American rock band formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington, and currently based in Portland, Oregon. The founding members were lead singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green and bassist Eric Judy. Strongly influenced by Pavement, Pixies, XTC, and Talking Heads, they rehearsed, rearranged, and recorded demos for almost two years before finally signing with small-town indie label K Records and releasing numerous singles.[1] The band achieved mainstream success with their fourth album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004), and its singles "Float On" and "Ocean Breathes Salty".

Modest Mouse
Modest Mouse performing in August 2021
Modest Mouse performing in August 2021
Background information
OriginIssaquah, Washington, U.S.
GenresIndie rock
Years active1993–present
SpinoffsUgly Casanova
MembersIsaac Brock
Tom Peloso
Russell Higbee
Ben Massarella
Simon O'Connor
Past membersJeremiah Green
Eric Judy
Joe Plummer
Dann Gallucci
Benjamin Weikel
Jim Fairchild
Lisa Molinaro
Davey Brozowski
John Wickhart
Johnny Marr

From their 1996 debut album This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About onwards, the band's lineup mostly centered on Brock and Green, undergoing multiple changes. As of 2023, Brock is the only original member of the band, Green having died in December, 2022. 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 (2007). Guitarist Jim Fairchild joined the band in 2009. The band's sixth album Strangers to Ourselves (subtitled "The Golden Casket Vol. 1") was released in 2015 and their seventh, The Golden Casket, in 2021.

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