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Hometown: Issaquah, WA (USA)

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Modest Mouse is an American indie rock[1] 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 on 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.

The band's upcoming sixth album, Strangers to Ourselves, is set to be released on March 17, 2015. 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."[2]

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Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves

Modest Mouse

Strangers to Ourselves (2015)

Epic / Glacial Pace

Modest Mouse No One's First, and You're Next

Modest Mouse

No One's First, and You're Next (2009)

Epic

Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

Modest Mouse

We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (2007)

Epic

Modest Mouse live in Seattle

Modest Mouse

live in Seattle (2007)

live show

Modest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad News

Modest Mouse

Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004)

Epic

Modest Mouse Sad Sappy Sucker

Modest Mouse

Sad Sappy Sucker (2001)

K

Modest Mouse The Moon and Antarctica

Modest Mouse

The Moon and Antarctica (2000)

Epic

Modest Mouse Building Nothing Out of Something

Modest Mouse

Building Nothing Out of Something (1999)

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Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West

Modest Mouse

The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)

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Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West

Modest Mouse

The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)

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Modest Mouse This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

Modest Mouse

This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About (1996)

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Current Releases

Modest MouseStrangers to Ourselves

Modest Mouse

Strangers to Ourselves

March 17, 2015

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