By: Spacelab Research Staff
In what is perhaps an evolution of the Descendents' quest for ALL, ex-members Bill Stevenson and Karl Alvarez have joined up with Evan Dando to create a current incarnation of the Lemonheads. The band everyone loves to hate but loves to love, all at the same time. All you have to do is drop the words It's a Shame About Ray and everyone will tell you exactly where they were in life at that time and what the album meant to them.
The band has come a long way since then, and Juliana Hatfield is longer a member. Evan Dando has been on and off of drugs, but has always remained Evan Dando. Now he's been hanging out in Colorado with his new band members to complete new music, and this has led to a signing with Vagrant Records (Futureheads, The Hold Steady) for the release of the album. It's due out this Fall, and will be the eighth studio release for the Lemonheads.
Not wanting to miss out on the opportunity for a personal Lemonheads anecdote, Vagrant President Rich Egan said, "The thing I remember most about Vagrant's first year is being locked up in my apartment, drinking coffee, stuffing 7"’s into envelopes and listening to It's A Shame About Ray on cassette all day, every day. If it wasn't for that record, we probably would've left the apartment eventually and given up the label."