Lowly mouse drummer Jeremiah Green dies at 45

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremiah Green, founding drummer of rock band Modest Mouse, died just days after the band announced he had been diagnosed with cancer. He was 45 years old.

“Today we lost our dear friend Jeremiah. He lay down to rest and just passed out,” according to a statement posted on the band’s social media accounts on Saturday. , appreciate all the love you give, get, have given and will get. Above all, Jérémie was a question of love.

Green was barely a teenager when he joined the newly formed Modest Mouse, which included vocalist-guitarist Isaac Brock and bassist Eric Judy, among others. Modest Mouse was originally based in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah and later moved to Portland. Its name comes from a passage by Virginia Woolf, who once described ordinary individuals as “lowly mouse-colored people”.

Influenced by Talking Heads and XTC among others, Modest Mouse debuted in 1996 with the album “This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About” and built a sizable critical following before achieving mainstream success. with their fourth album, “Good News for People Who Love Bad News”, and the singles “Float On” and “Ocean Breathes Salty”.

Green had a breakdown around the time of “Good News for People Who Love Bad News”, released in 2004, and briefly quit the band. He was back for more recent albums, including ‘Strangers to Ourselves’ and ‘The Golden Casket’, released in 2021.

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