Record Label: Glacial Pace
1996 Debut Available on Vinyl for the First Time in Over 10 Years
Modest Mouse was originally formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington and over the last two decades has become the indie rock standard and one of the few bands capable of treading the narrow path where massive popularity is possible without sacrificing their longtime fans. On their promising 1996 full-length debut, This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About, Modest Mouse was able to distinguish themselves from their contemporaries right out of the gate with Isaac Brock's deeply introspective lyrics and offbeat delivery and the band's writhing yet buoyant rhythms already fully formed. The same can be said of their penchant for long album titles as well. Includes the geographically evocative standouts "Dramamine," "Breakthrough" and "Custom Concern."