Although Tennessee-based pop quartet Liquid Ounces under no circumstances escaped the darkness of Ben Folds Five throughout their brief lifespan, both groups share just prominent piano, Southern root base, and an affinity for ’70s pop/rock. Unlike Folds’ strained “take a look at me” cleverness, ivories-tickling head Seth Timbs doesn’t pull too much focus on himself lyrically, and his cohorts, guitarist Brian Rogers, bassist Ben Morton, and drummer Justin Meyer, certainly are a a lot more cohesive and musically able unit compared to the Five had been. Fluid Ounces produced in the faculty city of Murfreesboro, TN, in 1995. Putting your signature on with regional indie Spongebath Information, the quartet released their initial record, Big Notebook for Easy Piano, in 1997. The follow-up, In the brand new Old Fashioned Method, made an appearance in 1999. Although both albums received generally reviews that are positive, neither sold especially well.