Modest Mouse

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Modest Mouse is an American rock band formed in 1992 in Issaquah, Washington (a suburb of Seattle) and currently based in Portland, Oregon. The founding members of this group are lead singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green, and bassist Eric Judy. Strongly influenced by groups such as Pavement, the Pixies, XTC, and Talking Heads, the band rehearsed, rearranged, and recorded demos for almost two years before finally signing with small-town indie label, K Records, and releasing numerous singles. Since the band's 1996 debut album, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, the group's lineup has centered on Brock and Green. Judy performed on every Modest Mouse album until his departure in 2012. Guitarist Johnny Marr (formerly of the Smiths) joined the band in 2006, shortly following percussionist Joe Plummer (formerly of the Black Heart Procession) and multi-instrumentalist Tom Peloso, to work on the album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. Guitarist Jim Fairchild joined the band in 2009. The band's sixth album, Strangers to Ourselves, was released on March 17, 2015.

The band's name is derived from a passage from the Virginia Woolf story "The Mark on the Wall," which reads, "I wish I could hit upon a pleasant track of thought, a track indirectly reflecting credit upon myself, for those are the pleasantest thoughts, and very frequent even in the minds of modest mouse-coloured people, who believe genuinely that they dislike to hear their own praises."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Rave On Buddy Holly Various Artists 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Project: Echo Various Artists 1
1997 Up in Orbit Various Artists 1
1998 Zum Audio, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Nowcore! The Punk Rock Evolution Various Artists 1
1999 Everything Is Nice: The Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology Various Artists 1
1999 I Love Metal Various Artists 1
2000 The Unaccompanied Voice: An A Cappella Compilation Various Artists 1
2000 US Various Artists 1
2000 Wild and Wooly: The Northwest Rock Collection Various Artists 1
2002 The Giant Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Various Artists 1
2002 Hear Music, Volume 7: Waking Various Artists 1
2004 Trójkowy Ekspres, Volume 6: Międzynarodowy Skład 2004 Various Artists 1
2005 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 12 Various Artists 1
2005 All Tomorrow's Parties 3.1 Various Artists 1
2005 Hott Rocks 110 Various Artists 1
2005 The Smart Club. Various Artists 1
2006 Suicide Squeeze: Slaying Since 1996 Various Artists 1
2007 Rock Sound: Sound Check, Volume 96 Various Artists 1
2007 KBCO Studio C, Volume 19 Various Artists 1
2007, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2007 Tom Dunne's Essential Selection, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2008 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 15 Various Artists 1
2008 FM4 Soundselection: 16 Various Artists 1
2008 duyster.3 Various Artists 5 1
2008 Red Ink's Indie Music Diary Various Artists 2
2009 Fierce! Various Artists 1
2011 Alternative Nation: 100 Alternative Classics Various Artists 1
2012 20 Jahre Intro: Die Hits der Leser und die Lieblingslieder der Redaktion Various Artists 1
2012 101 Indie Anthems Various Artists 1
2012 Johnny Marr And Friends Various Artists 1
2012 Alternative Energy, Volume 2 Various Artists 4 1
2013 Pure… America Various Artists 1
2013 Triple J: Hottest 100 Various Artists 1
2014 Pure FM : 10 years Various Artists 1
2015 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, May 2015 Various Artists 1
2015 FM4 Soundselection: 32 Various Artists 1
2015 Laut Various Artists 1
2016 Ultimate Coffeehouse Various Artists 1
Best of JMFH's Choice 2004-2007 Various Artists 1
Doing It Real Big Various Artists 1
Get Out and Rock! Various Artists 1
Rock of Dudes Various Artists 1
The New Breed Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Music From the O.C. Mix 4 Various Artists 3
2008 Guitar Hero: World Tour Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 YoYo a Go Go: Another Live Compilation Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Crime + Punishment in Suburbia Various Artists 1
2006 Accepted Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 [untitled] Various Artists 1

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