LIVE: Modest Mouse

We all float on, okay: Modest Mouse rocked Sleep Train Amphitheatre on July 26.

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Modest Mouse co-headlined Sleep Train Amphitheatre on July 26 with Brand New.
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The Portland-based band is one of indie-rock’s premier groups.
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Modest Mouse currently consists of Isaac Brock (guitar/vocals), Jeremiah Green (drums), Tom Peloso (bass), Jim Fairchild (guitar, pictured), Russell Higbee (bass/guitar), Lisa Molinaro (violin), Davey Brozowski (percussion) and Ben Massarella (percussion).
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The Smiths’ Johnny Marr used to play guitar in the band from 2006-2009.
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The group was co-founded and led by singer/guitarist Brock, who made headlines recently after causing a four-car pileup on Aug. 3 after falling asleep briefly at the wheel. Luckily, there were only very small injuries.
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Brock started up the band in 1992 in Issaquah, Washington (a suburb of Seattle) but currently calls Portland, Oregon home.
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He has a rather contentious relationship with the city, describing it in the past as “kind of a crappy weird” and “a collection of human turds.”
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The band released their debut album “This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About” in 1996.
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After their album “Interstate 8,” they released their first breakthrough record “The Lonesome Crowded West” in 1997.
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The record is widely considered one of the defining indie-rock albums of mid-‘90s indie rock.
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After signing to Epic Records, Modest Mouse released “The Moon & Antarctica” in 2000. It was received a 9.8 out of 10 score on Pitchfork.
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Their 2004 album, “Good News for People Who Love Bad News,” spawned the massive hit singles “Float On” and “Ocean Breathes Salty.”
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That album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, and “Float On” for Best Rock Song.
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In 2007, the band released “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,” and followed that after eight years with 2015’s “Strangers to Ourselves.”
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Their latest album contained the hit single “Lampshades on Fire.”
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The band played a setlist that included 18 songs at Sleep Train Amphitheatre.
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Their setlist was comprised of: “Dark Center of the Universe,” “Sugar Boats,” “Education,” “Lampshades on Fire,” “Tiny Cities Made of Ashes”…
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“Fire It Up,” “Bukowski,” “This Devil’s Workday,” “Dashboard,” “Trucker’s Atlas” (first live performance since 2010), “Gravity Rides Everything”…
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“Ansel,” “Satellite Skin,” “Styrofoam Boots,” “Float On,” “Dance Hall,” “A Different City,” and “Strangers to Ourselves.”
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