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Following the breakup of Trip Shakespeare, Minneapolis natives Dan Wilson and John Munson teamed up with drummer Jacob Slichter to create Semisonic in 1993. Trip Shakespeare got spent years amassing a devoted audience with creative harmonies and unforeseen electric guitar counterpoints, but bandleader Dan Wilson got Semisonic within an completely different path, embracing a firmly crafted audio that became even more appetizing to mainstream viewers. “Closing Period” was the band’s biggest strike, dominating the airwaves in 1998 and picking right up a Grammy nomination the next 12 months. Although Semisonic disbanded following the release of the third recording, 2001’s ABOUT Chemistry, Wilson garnered extra accolades like a single designer. He also co-wrote materials with other organizations, like the Dixie Chicks’ Grammy-winning work Taking the GOOD WAY. Provided Trip Shakespeare’s contacts within the music market, it didn’t consider miss Semisonic (which experienced initially formed beneath the name Pleasure) to protected a record cope with Elektra. Prior to the music group could record, nevertheless, administration reorganization at Elektra’s head office led to the termination of Semisonic’s agreement. The music group bounced back 1995 by putting your signature on with MCA and liberating a self-produced EP, Pleasure. THE FANTASTIC Divide adopted in 1996, marking Semisonic’s full-length debut and garnering a good review from Rolling Rock, which considered it “an archive of basic but sparkling contemporary pop.” Nevertheless, it had been the music artists’ sophomore work, Feeling Strangely Good, that designated their major discovery in 1998. “Shutting Period” topped the present day rock graphs, “Key Smile” became a high 20 hit within the U.K., and Semisonic loved a brief adobe flash of megastardom because the millennium drew to some close. ABOUT Chemistry, the band’s third recording, was released in early 2001 and yielded extra U.K. strikes, however the record didn’t keep up with the group’s recognition in the us. Semisonic covered up the entire year by adding “Over My Mind” towards the soundtrack for Summer time Capture, a baseball-themed teenager flick, and covering Wings’ “Plane” for any Paul McCartney tribute Compact disc entitled Pay attention to What the person Stated. Dan Wilson also required periods to place the brickwork for his single materials, playing a slew of times round the Midwest, while his sibling Matt installed with John Munson to create the Flops. As these part projects installed, Semisonic continued indefinite hiatus in past due 2001.

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