Modest Mouse

American band

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.

Modest Mouse
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Performing at the United Palace Theatre, New York City in 2007
Background information
OriginIssaquah, Washington, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock
Indie rock
Noise pop
Indie folk
Years active1993–present
Up Records
K Records
MembersIsaac Brock
Eric Judy
Jeremiah Green
Johnny Marr
Tom Peloso
Joe Plummer
Past membersJohn Wickhart
Dann Gallucci
Benjamin Weikel
Steve Wold (Seasick Steve)


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 albumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Year Title Other information Label
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 albumsEdit

Year Title Other information Label
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

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