Modest Mouse

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Modest Mouse Biography

Modest Mouse released their first 7" in the spring of 1994 on K Records after having been together in various forms for three years. It would be a little while before they would go into a studio again to record, this time with enough material for their first full length release on Up Records, "This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About" which was recorded in the fall of 1995. Hailing from rural Issaquah, WA, the trio consisting of Isaac Brock on guitar and vocals, Eric Judy on bass, and Jeremiah Green on the drums would start playing shows and touring almost non-stop for the next eight years, with breaks seemingly only made to write new material and record other albums. 1996 turned out to be a very busy year for the trio, first releasing a 7" for the Sub Pop Singles Club, followed by their first full length release which had been recorded the year before, and then followed later by the "Interstate 8" ep. Jeremiah also joined up with Matt Steinke of Mocket fame for a new project, Satisfact this year. They recorded their first album in the midst of this busy year. 1997 kept the ball rolling, with two 7"s, the Fruit that Ate Itself ep on K Records, as well as the second full length release "The Lonesome Crowded West," Jeremiah somehow found the time to join up with James Bertram and co. to form Red Stars Theory. 1998 would find them still able to release another couple of 7"s as well as the Whenever You See Fit ep that came about as a result of the lengthy tour undertaken with label mates, 764-Hero. This was the song that they would end each show with, combining both bands for quite a finale. 1999 would seem to be a slow year, if it weren't for the second Red Stars record, and the non stop touring that has become a hallmark of the band. 2000 would signal the last release on Up Records, "Building Nothing Out of Something" (if you don't count the "Night on The Sun" vinyl ep) which combined the songs from Interstate 8 with the 45's that were released on Suicide Squeeze and Subpop. Right about this time they all started working on their first major label release, "The Moon and Antarctica" which was released on Epic in 2000, and shortly afterwards Isaac would start working on new material for the upcoming Ugly Casanova record, which was similiar to other records Isaac had worked on, but with different instrumentation as well as a new writing partner, John Orth. The record was titled "Sharpen Your Teeth" and was eventually released on SubPop in early 2002. Meanwhile, 2001 would see the release of Modest Mouse's earliest recordings, the "Sad Sappy Sucker" cd on K Records, as well as an ep of new material, "Everywhere and His Nasty Parlor Tricks" on Epic. Most recently, Jeremiah has taken a break from Modest Mouse to focus on another project, The Vells, who released an ep on James Bertram's Lucky Horse Industries label. Isaac added vocals for the last Six Parts Seven release on Suicide Squeeze. Meanwhile Eric, Isaac, Dann Gallucci and new drummer Ben Wiekel of Helio Sequence recorded the latest Modest Mouse album, entitled "Good News For People Who Love Bad News," which has just been released to much clamor. They'll be touring extensively throughout the year playing the new material, now rejoined by Jeremiah.

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modest mouse performing at liverpool o2 academy liv
modest mouse performing at liverpool o2 academy liv
modest mouse performing at liverpool o2 academy liv
modest mouse performing at liverpool o2 academy liv
modest mouse performing at liverpool o2 academy liv

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The Latest Modest Mouse News

Modest Mouse Cancel Summer Shows

6th June 2013

Rockers Modest Mouse have cancelled all their upcoming summer (13) shows to concentrate on recording their new album.The band's axed...

Kraftwerk To Headline Latitude

20th March 2013

Kraftwerk will headline this year's Latitude festival.The German electro pioneers will take to the Obelisk Main Stage in Henham Park,...

Nme Awards Johnny Marr 'godlike Genius' Title, 2013

11th February 2013

Johnny Marr will be crowned Godlike Genius of the Year at this year’s NME Awards. Marr, whose distinctive guitar licks...

What, No Holograms? Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Coachella 2013

25th January 2013

How do you top having a dead man headline your festival? Well, in all honestly, you’re not going to. Coachella’s...

Johnny Marr: I Didn't Want To Be In 'someone Else's Band'

31st October 2012

Johnny Marr doesn't want to be a part of ''someone else's band'' anymore.The guitarist - a former member of The...

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Modest Mouse Reviews

Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank Album Review

30th April 2007

Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank Album Review There's always a...

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Modest Mouse Festivals

Hangout Festival

16th May 2014

Boston Calling

23rd May 2014

Firefly Music Festival

19th June 2014


1st August 2014

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The Latest Modest Mouse Press Releases

End Of The Road Festival 2010 Tickets Now Sold Out

24th August 2010

All tickets for The End of the Road Festival 2010 are now sold. As with each of the last...

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