Joe Plummer is a drummer/percussionist from Portland, Or. Since 2004, Plummer has been a member of the indie rock band Modest Mouse and performed on their album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. Since joining in 2004, Plummer has been one of two drummers for Modest Mouse, along with founding drummer Jeremiah Green.
Before joining Modest Mouse, Plummer played with the indie rock bands The Black Heart Procession and The Magic Magicians. Plummer was one of the 88 drummers who participated in Japanese noise rock pioneers Boredoms 88 Boadrum performance on August 8, 2008.
According to a James Mercer interview published on Pitchfork Media on May 6, 2009, Joe Plummer replaced Jesse Sandoval as the drummer for The Shins. He will play for the band on their current tour and record with them on their next album.
Joe is also a member of Mister Heavenly, a collaboration with Honus Honus of Man Man and Nicholas Thorburn of Islands, experimenting with a new genre entitled "doom wop".