Fronted by Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse got their start in Washington State in 1993. The band’s long been indie darlings, although they do have a bit of a spotty recording history. In 20 plus years, in fact, they’ve only released five full-length albums — their last being We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank in 2007.
They’ve been active on the festival circuit, though, and have debuted two or three new tunes to audiences there in the last few years. On Friday Modest Mouse is in town to play a show at the Conexus Arts Centre Convention Hall. Sharing the bill with them are Kevin Drew, one of the founding members of the Toronto collective Broken Social Scene, and the Portland, Ore rock group Mimicking Birds which released their second album called Eon in May.
Doors are at 7 p.m., and tickets are $42 advance and $47 at the door. To give you a sense of what to expect, here’s video of Modest Mouse performing one of their bigger hits “Float On” at a festival in England in 2010: