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Modest Mouse is an American rock band that formed in 1992 in Issaquah, Washington. Founding members include lead singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green, and bassist Eric Judy. The band got their name from a passage Virginia Woolf's story “The Mark on the Wall” that 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”. Modest Mouse released material on smaller independent labels throughout the 1990’s. Their 1997 breakthrough album, The Lonesome Crowded West, is considered by many to be one of the defining albums of 1990’s indie rock. The band achieved mainstream success after the 2004 release of their fourth album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, which spawned two hit singles and received multiple Grammy nominations.

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