"Modest Mouse" is an American indie rock band. The band was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington by guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green and bassist Eric Judy. Since being signed to Sony's Epic Records in 2000, the band has attained significant popular success.
Brock came up with the name "Modest Mouse" when he read the Virginia Woolf story ''The Mark On the Wall'' in which the author described the working middle class as "modest, mouse-coloured people."
In 1994, the band recorded their debut EP, ''Blue Cadet-3, Do You Connect?'', at Calvin Johnson's Dub Narcotic Studios, which was then released on Calvin's record label K Records. Then followed a single with Sub-Pop that was recorded by Steve Wold at Moon Studios. During this time, Modest Mouse also recorded their "would-be" debut album ''Sad Sappy Sucker'', but constant delays caused the album to be shelved and forgotten (It was officially released in 2001.) After moving to Up Records Modest Mouse put out several releases recorded at Moon Studios, including 1996's ''This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About''. This double LP was produced and recorded by Steve Wold, (at this time St...
|music genre||Indie rock|
|current members||Isaac Brock (musician)|