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 Want a Simpler Life on 'The Lonesome Crowded West'
Isaac Brock's dislike of strip-mall sterility was reflected in Modest Mouse's second album, 'The Lonesome Crowded West.'
10 Years Ago: Johnny Marr Joins Modest Mouse for ‘We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank’
For Modest Mouse's follow-up to 2004's 'Good News for People Who Love Bad News,' Isaac Brock invited ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to join his band.
Modest Mouse Frontman Isaac Brock Falls Asleep While Driving, Crashes Car
Brock caused a multi-car crash in his hometown of Portland, Ore.
20 Years Ago: Modest Mouse Debut With 'This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About'
Frontman Isaac Brock was only 20 when Modest Mouse recorded their proper debut, but he already wielded an intense world weariness that belied his youth.
Brand New + Modest Mouse Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour
There will be no opening acts and both the Long Island post-hardcore outfit and Washington indie rockers will play full headlining sets.
Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock Gets Advice From Vanessa Bayer
Brock wasn't really feeling the idea of a Modest Mouse Pixar movie in which the titular rodent stops being so humble.
Modest Mouse Play Extended Encore at Brooklyn Show
Modest Mouse perform 21-song set at the Prosepect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn on Wednesday night (July 22).
Watch Modest Mouse Perform ‘Pups to Dust’ on ‘Seth Meyers’
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.”
Modest Mouse Frontman Isaac Brock Calls Portland 'Crappy'
The Modest Mouse frontman calls Portland home, but he also calls it a lot of other things in an interview from Poland.