From: Boston, Massachusetts
Active: 1991-1999, 2016-present
I first heard them: when "Here & Now" became a moderate hit on the modern rock stations. Though the band's next two albums were worlds better than its debut, they got virtually no airplay; it seemed like the industry was so obsessed with finding the next big thing that it ignored the fact that the last big thing, once found, doesn't just disappear like a zapped videogame monster. Feh.
Sound: super fun '90s frock rock
Further listening: Letters to Cleo is one of my very favorite bands. All of these songs deserve to be on the chart — there just wasn't enough room. I'm sorry!