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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 are lead singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green, and bassist Eric Judy. Strongly influenced by groups 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.

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1 Float on 2004
2 Dashboard 2007
3 The World at Large 2004
4 Ocean Breathes Salty 2004
5 The View 2005
6 Bukowski 2004
7 Missed The Boat 2007
8 Bury Me with It 2004
9 The Good Times Are Killing Me 2004
10 Fire It up 2007
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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