FunFunFun Fest Artist: Modest Mouse

Written by on October 9, 2014

Imagine hearing the unique vocal styling of Isaac Brock, lead singer of Modest Mouse, flowing out of a shed in the back of a trailer park in Issaquah, Washington.  The success that the band has obtained over a decade is an inspiration for all garage bands (or shed bands).

The band formed in 1993 with bassist Eric Judy, drummer Jeremiah Green and lead singer and song writer Isaac Brock. Front man Brock dropped out of high school at the age of 16 and had the childhood of a vagabond.

In 2000, before the band hit national fame, Brock commented, “There’s not much pride in saying that you grew up eating government cheese and food that came in boxes, surrounded by hillbillies.”

Despite the obstacles and lack of funds, Modest Mouse released their debut EP Blue Cadet 3- Do You Connect? in 1994. The bands philosophical lyrics filled with teenage angst attracted the underground music scene.

in 2004, the platinum selling album Good News For People Who Love Bad News put Modest Mouse on the international map. The single “Float On” topped the charts and the band was nominated for two Grammy’s after.


The following album We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank was still feeding off the success of the preceding and also topped the charts..

They have toured with the likes of The Flaming Lips and Cake.

They will be headlining FunFunFun Fest in Austin November 8th.

Be sure to keep listening for your chance to win tickets.


By Corina Carrizales

  • Coog Radio

    We are Coog Radio, the only student-run radio station at the University of Houston. Come ride the airwaves with us!

Coog Radio

Riding the Airwaves

Current track