Updated: May 26, 2020
Okay guys, this is pretty embarrassing. Isaac Brock, lead singer of legendary indie rock band Modest Mouse, is still not a member of the 27 club. I know what you're thinking "Uhhhh yikes! Who let this one slip through the cracks?" As it turns out Brock is still alive and well at the supple young age of 44! Who knew? For the unaware, the 27 club is an elite group of musicians who all died at the age of 27. It was first noted in 1938 when blues musician Robert Johnson kicked the bucket by ingesting dissolved moth balls given to him by Ralph Davis, a man whose wife Johnson was having an affair with. The moth balls however were not intended to kill Johnson, but only make him sick as a punishment for sleeping with Davis' wife, Beatrice. The 27 Club grew into infamy after Kurt Cobain's tragic suicide in 1994. Members of The 27 Club include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and potentially Ariana Grande.
With a list full of big names like these, you'd think Isaac Brock would be first at the gates begging to get in. He's written hit songs like "Float On," "Dashboard," and "Lampshades on Fire." His 1997 album The Lonesome Crowded West received a perfect score on Pitchfork when it initially released. Knowing this you have to wonder, is there a petition we can sign to get him in?
Modest Mouse fans everywhere are agreeing that this is good news for people who like bad news.