By 1997, Atlanta rockers Drivin’ N Cryin’ had been through the major label machine. Stripped down to a power trio, they doubled down and made a no-frills album that would close out the band’s first era on a extremely high note.
Taken from the Palo Santo Records release, The Loyal Serpent.
We remember Jonathan Fire*Eater’s Stewart Lupton.
The Verve’s third album, Urban Hymns, was an album that propelled the band to international success. It was also their veritable swan song, as they would split up a little more than a year after its release. But the band’s fate doesn’t detract from the truth that this massive box set has to offer: that it was easily one of the finest albums of the 1990s.
Taken from the forthcoming Found Recordings release, Gruntruck.
In 1997, Toad The Wet Sprocket released its best album to date, Coil. Less than a year later, the band broke up due to internal strife and frustrations as a result of the album’s poor promotion. Twenty years on, frontman Glen Phillips sits down to reminisce about the album and his thoughts on the band.
We go three-for-three in the Darla Bliss-Out series; aren’t you getting the hint yet about how wonderfully necessary it is to your record collection?
A gorgeously slow, seductively beautiful twenty-two minutes’ worth of ice-cold ambient music.
A stunning epic of melancholic ambient sound from a master musician incognito.
A lovely little lounge-jazz cover of yesterday’s featured number.