Drone-rockers Jessamine formed in the college town of Galion, Ohio before relocating to Seattle, where they earned notice for "Your Head Is So Small..., " a 1994 single on the Sub Pop label. After signing to Kranky, Jessamine -- vocalist/guitarist Rex Ritter, bassist/vocalist Dawn Smithson, keyboardist Andy Brown and drummer Michael Faeth -- issued their self-titled debut in 1995; their follow-up, The Long Arm of Coincidence, was released a year later. A Pox on You, a collaboration with Spectrum, followed, as did the singles collection Another Fictionalized History; their third studio LP, Don't Stay Too Long, appeared in 1998. Just after the release of Living Sound, an archival live outing recorded with Experimental Audio Research ringleader Sonic Boom, Jessamine disbanded. ~ Jason Ankeny

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