Produced in 1992, pop combo Papas Fritas started being a power trio when two high-school friends from Delaware, guitarist Tony Goddess and drummer Shivika Asthana, fulfilled up with bassist Keith Gendel while participating in Tufts School in Massachusetts. The three documented and released four-track albums for fun and performed at celebrations on and around campus, but hardly ever had taken the group significantly until a tape dropped onto the table of little record label Weekend Driver Records as well as the label contacted Papas Fritas with programs release a a 7″ from the group’s function. The music group consented and released Fri Night using the label in Feb of 1994. For the very first time in their background, the associates of Papas Fritas marketed their music and present more interest within their function from another little indie, though notably bigger than Weekend Driver, Minty Clean. Through Minty Clean, Papas Fritas discovered a home to permit some development. They tossed apart the four-track, constructed a more useful studio within their cellar, and documented their initial work for Minty Clean, another 7″ entitled Passion Play/Lame to become, in 1995. Both music on the one served because the cornerstones with their 1st full-length, Papas Fritas, released later on that same yr. The group lay out on tour for significant amounts of 1995 and section of 1996, including a Western jaunt using the Flaming Lip area, but still discovered time and energy to record their second full-length, Helioself, which noticed launch in 1997. Papas Fritas continuing to gather vapor, touring a lot more throughout 1997 with famous brands the Cardigans (while that group was experiencing major chart achievement), the Eels, Blur, among others. They dropped somewhat peaceful during 1998 and 1999, touring small, but commenced focus on their third recording, Structures and Grounds, and released it in 2000 to beneficial reviews. Another substantial tour adopted, but right before they strike the street, the trio made a decision to add two people, keyboardist Donna Coppola and guitarist Chris Colthart (both people from the Faraway Locations), with their lineup. Once again Papas Fritas proceeded to go peaceful until Pop Offers Freed Us, a compilation bearing nine unreleased paths alongside four video clips and eight paths collected using their catalog, premiered in 2003.