Performing at the United Palace Theatre, New York City in 2007
|Origin||Issaquah, Washington, U.S.|
Steve Wold (Seasick Steve)
They formed in 1993 in Washington, during the popularity of grunge music. They struggled to release an album, but eventually released their first album This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About in 1996 after being signed to Up Records. Their second album, The Lonesome Crowded West, came next, one year later.
They then re-signed to Epic Records in 2000 and released The Moon & Antarctica.
In 2003, Jeremiah Green left the band, but he was replaced with Benjamin Weikel and Dann Gallucci. Modest Mouse was fairly unaffected by this, and they released their fourth album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News one year later. It was very popular and had two main hits: "Float On" and "Ocean Breathes Salty."
In 2006, after a long tour supporting Good News, Modest Mouse came back to the studio to record their fifth studio album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. It was fairly quick to record, and it was released on March 20, 2007. It was even more popular than Good News. A hit single from this album was "Dashboard." After touring for over a year with R.E.M. and The National, Modest Mouse released a collection of songs not released on Good News or We Were Dead known as No One's First and You're Next. It was released in 2009.
List of albums [change]
Studio albums [change]
|1996||This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About||Up Records|
|1997||The Lonesome Crowded West||Up Records|
|2000||The Moon & Antarctica||Reissue in 2004.||Epic Records|
|2004||Good News for People Who Love Bad News||Reissue on DualDisc in 2005.||Epic Records|
|2007||We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank||Epic Records|
Other albums [change]
|2000||Building Nothing Out of Something||Contains singles and rare songs||Up Records|
|2001||Sad Sappy Sucker||Early demos||K Records|
|2004||Baron von Bullshit Rides Again||Live|
Other websites [change]
- Official Modest Mouse website
- Epic Records' Modest Mouse site
- Modest Mouse at MySpace
- Interview with Isaac Brock
- Early Modest Mouse demos
- ModMouse Fan Site
- Onion A.V. Club interview with Isaac Brock
- Filter Magazine interview with Isaac Brock
- Modest Mouse "Untitled" documentary