Tag: 1997

Drivin’ N Cryin’: Too Late To Turn Back Now! (New West)

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.

Song Of The Day: John Butler, “Montpelier On Ice”

Taken from the Palo Santo Records release, The Loyal Serpent.

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

We remember Jonathan Fire*Eater’s Stewart Lupton.

The Verve: Urban Hymns (Virgin)

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.

Song Of The Day: Gruntruck, “Bar Fly”

Taken from the forthcoming Found Recordings release, Gruntruck.

I Want To Stop Wanting It So Much: A Conversation With Toad The Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips

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.

Twilight Music: Füxa, Venoy (Bliss Out V.5)  (1997)

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?

Twilight Music: Windy & Carl, “Antarctica” (1997)

A gorgeously slow, seductively beautiful twenty-two minutes’ worth of ice-cold ambient music.

Twilight Music: Voodoo Child, “Reject” (1997)

A stunning epic of melancholic ambient sound from a master musician incognito.

3AM Eternal: Friends of Dean Martinez “The Warmth of the Sun” (1997)

A lovely little lounge-jazz cover of yesterday’s featured number.