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In the small town of Issaquah, Wash., Isaac Brock, Eric Judy and Jeremiah Green formed Modest Mouse. Their band eschewed the heavy grunge aesthetic for a more personal and, at times, intimate sound. In 1994, they recorded an EP at lo-fi auteur Calvin Johnson’s Dub Narcotics Studio. They wouldn’t release a full-length album until they signed with Up Records. After three years of being together, they finally released ‘This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing To Think About.’ They’d recorded another full-length album, ‘Sad Sappy Sucker,’ but delays kept it on the shelf until 2001. Since then, the band has carved a deep niche for themselves. They received mainstream attention in 2004 with the album ‘Good News for People Who Love Bad News’ and the single, ‘Float On,’ found a place on pop radio. Now they enjoy a place among the indie elite.

Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock Gets ‘Sound Advice’ From Vanessa Bayer

'Sound Advice'
Screengrab via Above Average

Brock wasn't really feeling the idea of a Modest Mouse Pixar movie in which the titular rodent stops being so humble.

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Modest Mouse Play Extended Encore at Brooklyn Show

Modest Mouse
Emily Tan, Diffuser

Modest Mouse perform 21-song set at the Prosepect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn on Wednesday night (July 22).

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Filed Under: Category: Concerts, Music, News, Pictures

Watch Modest Mouse Perform ‘Pups to Dust’ on ‘Seth Meyers’

Modest Mouse
NBC

A few months out from the release of their latest album, 'Strangers to Ourselves,' Modest Mouse visited Late Night With Seth Meyers to perform “Pups to Dust.”

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Modest Mouse Frontman Isaac Brock Calls Portland ‘Crappy’

Isaac Brock
Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images

The Modest Mouse frontman calls Portland home, but he also calls it a lot of other things in an interview from Poland.

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Watch Modest Mouse’s ‘Game of Thrones’-Inspired Video for ‘The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box’

Modest Mouse
YouTube

Modest Mouse have unveiled a video for “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box.”

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Jane’s Addiction, Florence + the Machine, Modest Mouse + More Headline Voodoo Festival

Jane's Addiction, Florence + the Machine, Modest Mouse
Bryan Bedder / Ian Gavan / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

This year's festival takes place over Halloween weekend in New Orleans.

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Riot Fest Announces Initial Lineups for 2015, Feat. Modest Mouse, No Doubt + More

Modest Mouse
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Riot Fest has announced its initial 2015 lineups for all three of its festival sites in Chicago, Denver and Toronto, and they're just as epic as you'd expect.

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Modest Mouse Announce New U.S. Tour Dates in Support of ‘Strangers to Ourselves’

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Modest Mouse have unveiled a string of new dates in support of their latest album.

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Watch Modest Mouse’s Video for ‘Lampshades on Fire’

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facebook.com/ModestMouse

The official video for the single from 'Strangers to Ourselves' features 'Orange is the New Black' star Natasha Lyonne.

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Modest Mouse Launch ‘Linguistic Remix Generator’

Modest Mouse
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Modest Mouse promised a special accompaniment to their latest album, 'Strangers to Ourselves,' and it looks (and sounds) like they've kept their word.

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