Modest Mouse

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": indie indie rock alternative rock alternative rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Drawing from influences such as Pavement, the Pixies, and Talking Heads, the Issaquah, Washington, USA-based art-punk unit Modest Mouse initially featured Isaac Brock (9 July 1975, Issaquah, Washington, USA; vocals/guitar), Dann Gallucci (guitar), Eric Judy (bass) and Jeremiah Green (drums). Formed in 1992, the band rehearsed and recorded demos for nearly two years, before signing with local indie label K Records and issuing several singles. Modest Mouse quickly set themselves apart from their indie rock peers by indulging at times with songs that stretched anywhere from five to ten minutes. Independent label, Up, signed the band next (with Gallucci having now departed), and issued inaugural full-length recordings such as 1996’s This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About and 1997’s Lonesome Crowded West.

After returning to the K label for The Fruit That Ate Itself (the same year as their second outing), Modest...

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