Tag: 1996

Calm: Calm (12″)/Calm (7″)/Moonraker (Numero Group)

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.

Song Of The Day: Fountains Of Wayne, “I’ve Got A Flair”

We pay tribute to the late Adam Schlesinger by revisiting the first song we ever heard from his beloved band Fountains Of Wayne.

Song Of The Day: Jonathan Fire*Eater, “The Search For Cherry Red”

Taken from the Third Man Records release, Tremble Under Boom Lights.

Song Of The Day: Red House Painters, “All Mixed Up”

RIP Ric Ocasek.

Song Of The Day: Neil Young, “Guitar Solo, No. 5”

Taken from the Vapor Records release, Dead Man.

Yum-Yum: Dan Loves Patti (Omnivore Recordings)

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.

Yum-Yum: Dan Loves Patti (Omnivore Recordings)

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.

Song Of The Day: Arcana, “Dark Age Of Reason”

Taken from the Cyclic Law release, Dark Age Of Reason.

Song Of The Day: Galactic Explorers, “Lunarscape”

Taken from the Mental Experience release, Epitaph For Venus.

Screaming Trees: Dust: Expanded Edition (HNE Recordings)

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.