American alternative rock band formed in 1993 in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah, Washington by singer/lyricist/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green, and bassist Eric Judy. Since their 1996 debut album, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, their lineup has centered around Brock, Green and Judy. Guitarist Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths) joined the band in May 2006, along with 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 February 2009.
I love Modest Mouse. One of my favorites is a song called Little Motel!
by thstwhtImwtn4 November 01, 2009
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The most awesome band.

Joe: Modest Mouse sucks.
Joe's Mom: Modest Mouse is better than you will ever be.
Joe: :'(
by BamfInACape November 21, 2010
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They've always been godly. However, with their latest album, "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank", they have reached a new level of godliness. They have reached the Cthulhu level of godliness. I would sacrifice newborn children to them if they requested it, and I consider myself lawful good. I would give myself up sexually to all the members if they requested it, and I'm not homosexual. They have the uncanny ability to become incredibly popular, yet at the same time remain completely and totally indie. They are awesomeness incarnate.
Isaac Brock: You just had a son, right?

Me: Yes, my master Isaac.

Isaac Brock: Sacrifice him to the glory of Modest Mouse!

Me: Yes, my master Isaac.
by Rbcok Siaac June 07, 2007
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Modest Mouse, no matter wat any1 says, did not sell out...dammit it doesnt mean selling out if 1 of ur songs actually gets played on the radio...and their music hasnt changed from their last album at all.
listen 2 bukowski then listen 2 satin in a coffin...the styles r totally the same
by keeper19 March 05, 2005
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A mouse who crys at night because it thinks that it is fat.
Minnie mouse is a modest mouse
by Crampas March 09, 2005
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