|Origin||Issaquah, Washington, U.S.|
|Past member(s)||John Wickhart|
Steve Wold (Seasick Steve)
Modest Mouse is an indie rock band from Issaquah, Washington. It was formed by Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, and Eric Judy. They started making music in 1993.
History[change | change source]
They formed in the state of 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 | change source]
Studio albums[change | change source]
|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|
|2015||Strangers to Ourselves||Epic Records|
|2021||The Golden Casket||Epic Records|
Other albums[change | change source]
|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 | change source]
- Official Modest Mouse website
- Epic Records' Modest Mouse site Archived 2007-03-21 at the Wayback Machine
- Modest Mouse at MySpace
- Interview with Isaac Brock[permanent dead link]
- Early Modest Mouse demos Archived 2007-10-10 at the Wayback Machine
- ModMouse Fan Site
- Onion A.V. Club interview with Isaac Brock Archived 2007-10-19 at the Wayback Machine
- Filter Magazine interview with Isaac Brock Archived 2006-04-21 at the Wayback Machine
- Modest Mouse "Untitled" documentary Archived 2007-12-21 at the Wayback Machine