The short-lived band Calm offered a transitional phase between the post-hardcore noise band Mohinder and the space rock atmospherics of Duster. The band’s humble discography has just now been reissued, and it offers an interesting snapshot of a now-revered band’s early development.
We pay tribute to the late Adam Schlesinger by revisiting the first song we ever heard from his beloved band Fountains Of Wayne.
Taken from the Third Man Records release, Tremble Under Boom Lights.
RIP Ric Ocasek.
Taken from the Vapor Records release, Dead Man.
Dan Loves Patti’, the sole album from Chicago musician Chris Holmes’ studio project Yum-Yum, is one of the truly lost gems of the 1990s, and this reissue is a wonderful reintroduction to a band you probably never heard the first time.
Taken from the Cyclic Law release, Dark Age Of Reason.
Taken from the Mental Experience release, Epitaph For Venus.
In 1996, Screaming Trees released what would be their final album: a superbly produced album that found them shaking off the “grunge” tag. This expanded edition reminds just how good it was, while expanding it with a second disc of period b-sides and compilation tracks.
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Edward Grimes, percussionist for the neoclassical/post rock band Rachel’s. While he wasn’t a constant member of the band, he did appear on the band’s magnum opus, 1996’s gorgeous The Sea And The Bells, and on the album’s standout track, “Lloyd’s Register.” He was 43. RIP.