Yesterday's Sounds Today

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.

Fountains of Wayne

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.

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.

Song Of The Day: Rachel’s, “Lloyd’s Register”

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.