Modest Mouse Recording Epic Debut

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Modest Mouse, an artsy rock trio from Issaquah, Wash., have begun

recording their third album, which will be their first for Epic Records,

according to an Epic publicist; the album is due next year. The band's

former indie label, Up Records, will release a 12-song Modest Mouse

compilation, Building Something out of Nothing, in November, an Up spokesperson said. The disc is culled from the band's EPs and 12-inch releases.