Modest Mouse is an American indie rock group, which was formed in 1992 in Washington. It took some time for the band to become popular, but eventually, it managed to acquire an army of fans. The leader of the group is a guitar player, vocalist, and banjo player Isaac Brock. He also writes lyrics and music. Brock was born on 9 July 1975 in Washington. When he was young, the musician traveled with his mother, who moved from one religious community to another. She met a new boyfriend and decided to abandon Isaac. The neighbors gave the young boy a room in the basement. That’s where the first rehearsals of the group took place.
Isaac and his two friends Eric Judy and Jeremiah Green met in school. Later, they were joined by Dann Gallucci. The aspiring artists came up with the name Modest Mouse. In the beginning, the group was going through hard times. For a long while, it seemed as if it doesn’t have a future. Then Eric had to leave for several months. The other members were coming up with songs and exchanging ideas with Eric. When he came back, the band finally started moving toward popularity.
In 1994, the band got a chance to work with Dub Narcotic Studios, which was formed by Calvin Johnson. In the studio, they recorded the first EP, Blue Cadet-3, Do You Connect? The album was released with the assistance of K Records, which also belonged to Johnson. Only 300 copies of the first album came out.