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The singular phrasing and manic yowls of Isaac Brock are here in abundance, as are turn-on-a-dime melodies, compelling lyrics, and inventive rhythms. But Good News also expands on the skeletal urgency of earlier albums to include slurring, stomping horns (supplied by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band), banjo, violin, and keyboards. It all comes together as an imaginative masterpiece by a rock band with wild-hearted vision.


Formed: 1993 in Issaquah, WA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Modest Mouse were one of the most surprising commercial success stories of the new millennium -- while their music was by turns taut and elliptical, and the lyrics sometimes cryptic and introspective, the band broke through to the mainstream audience with the platinum-selling Good News for People Who Love Bad News, and they became genuine rock stars at a time when their musical peers remained cult figures. Modest Mouse were founded in 1993 by guitarist and vocalist Isaac Brock, bassist Eric Judy,...
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