American alternative rock influenced by Flaming Lips and Pixies. Modest Mouse are from the Seattle area and have been around since 1992. ‘The Lonesome Crowded West’ (1997) made them hot and hip in the United States. Bob Mould (Hüsker Du) and Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) are fans. Modest Mouse have gradually developed into a bestselling act. Their fifth album ‘We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank’ (2007) even entered the US charts at number one. At that time the band had Johnny Marr (The Smiths) on guitar. Things went quieter after this peak. But never silent. They spent six years on ‘The Golden Casket’ (2021) and it's evident from the sound. ‘It is a real comeback record, fresh and sharp,’ wrote Humo. ‘Frontman Isaac Brock is still that hybrid of Beck and Tom Waits at his best’.