Modest Mouse is an American rock band formed in Issaquah, Washington in 1992. The band was initially composed of Isaac Brock (vocals, guitar), Jeremiah Green (drums), and Eric Judy (bass). Over the years, the lineup has seen several changes, with Brock being the only consistent member.
Modest Mouse gained popularity with their 2004 album Good News for People Who Love Bad News, which features the hit singles "Float On" and "Ocean Breathes Salty". The album was a critical and commercial success, earning the band a Platinum certification in the US.
Prior to Good News for People Who Love Bad News, Modest Mouse had released several albums, including This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About (1996) and The Moon & Antarctica (2000), which were also well received by critics.
The band's music is characterized by Brock's distinctive vocals and songwriting, which often touch on themes of isolation, suburban malaise, and the human condition. Their sound has been described as a blend of indie rock, punk, and post-punk, with occasional experimental and avant-garde elements.
Modest Mouse continues to release music and tour, with their most recent album, The Golden Casket, released in 2021. Despite lineup changes and evolving musical styles, the band has remained a fixture in the indie rock scene and has influenced numerous other artists.