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The Posies

The Posies were one of the most popular power pop bands of the '90s; along with other revivalists like Matthew Sweet and Teenage Fanclub, they helped update the classic power pop sound for the alternative age, marrying bright, British Invasion-style melodies and harmonies to loud, grungy guitars and quirky lyrics. The Posies were centered around the partnership of guitarists/vocalists/songwriters Jonathan Auer and Ken Stringfellow, who began recording songs together in Auer's Bellingham, WA, home in 1988. That year, the duo self-released a cassette called Failure, on which they played all the instruments; sounding especially indebted to the Hollies and Simon & Garfunkel, it was soon picked up by the Seattle indie Pop Llama, and wound up getting the band a deal with Geffen. Getting a proper rhythm section in bassist Rick Roberts and drummer Mike Musburger, the Posies made their major-label debut in 1990 with Dear 23, which showcased their budding sense of popcraft with bigger-budget production.

When the Posies returned with a new album in 1993, their hometown Seattle scene had blown wide open. While the band didn't fit into any sort of grunge blueprint, they did toughen up their sound under producer Don Fleming, resulting in their harder-rocking breakthrough album, Frosting on the Beater (the title a masturbation reference). Paced by the college-radio hit "Dream All Day," the album earned an audience among both power pop and alternative rock fans (as well as introducing new bassist Dave Fox). The same year, Auer and Stringfellow backed a reunion of power pop heroes Big Star (namely Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens), a gig they would return to off and on for much of the '90s.

It took a bit of time for Auer and Stringfellow to follow up the success of Frosting on the Beater. When they returned, they had another new rhythm section in tow, drummer Brian Young (also of Fountains of Wayne) and bassist Joe Howard (who usually recorded under the pseudonyms Joe Bass or Joe Skyward). 1996's Amazing Disgrace consolidated the Posies' position as critics' darlings, rocking out even more than its predecessor. Yet Geffen failed to promote the record adequately, and the group had lost some of its alternative audience from three years before; as a result, Amazing Disgrace sold disappointingly, and the Posies were dropped from Geffen. Stringfellow put out a home-recorded solo album, This Sounds Like Goodbye, in 1997, but despite the title, the Posies reconvened on their original label, Pop Llama, for their official swan song, 1998's Success (a nod to their debut's title).

Stringfellow subsequently toured with R.E.M. as a backing musician, along with Young Fresh Fellow Scott McCaughey, with whom he worked in the Minus 5; among other side projects, he also formed a new band, Saltine, that released only one EP. Auer, meanwhile, went solo and formed a backing band, and also produced records for Pop Llama. 2000 saw the release of a Geffen best-of, Dream All Day, as well as At Least, At Last, a four-disc box set of outtakes, demos, and the like on power pop label Not Lame; plus, Auer and Stringfellow reunited for a summer acoustic tour under the Posies banner, which produced the live EP In Case You Didn't Feel Like Plugging In. In 2001, the duo reunited once again for an acoustic studio EP, Nice Cheekbones and a Ph.D., and toured with a rhythm section of Howard and drummer Darius Minwalla. The same year, Stringfellow issued his second solo album, Touched, which featured material originally intended for Saltine. The Posies re-united in full in 2005 and released the excellent Every Kind of Light on the Rykodisc label. In 2010, The Posies returned with Blood/Candy which they recorded in Spain. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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Comments

jkleven
I wonder what there guarantee cost is? I would pay real coin to see them live. One of my all time favorites.
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thedewars
We all need a flood of sunshine.... . . . . . . . .
coolmusiczon e _ 3 3
Amazing band I love the posies
an underrated band. i've seen them twice, both were great shows to small crowds, and frosting on the beater is a superb record with no bad songs.
Dear 23 is one of the most underated albums - not just of the 90's - but of all time. Should have been a big fat seller. I guess another Seattle band was grabbing all the headlines in 1990 though.
This sounds SO much like the Hollies' Bus Stop in rhythm and harmony, yet with a fresh twist of Grunge and a little early shredding thrown in.
I saw the Posies do an all acoustic set at the Student Union at WWU in 1993 or so. They were fantastic, lots of harmonizing, pure song and guitar is pure heaven.
Hey B-hamsters! So happy I can start a station with you'z guys in it. '92 wasa pretty good year. Miss ya, R
i consider ken and jon to be the logical successors to lennon and mccartney. "dear 23" is a brilliant example of their songwriting abilities and i think is their peak. don't get me wrong, i love the power pop as well, but i always thought they were playing catch-up with the "seattle sound". last time i saw them was in chapel hill and there were only about 50 people at the venue. but, they rocked pretty frickin' hard and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.
i can dream all day....
joelhorton
Love em. Last time I saw them there wasn't much of a turnout but they played as though it was sold out. Frosting on the Beater remains a favorite of mine even after all these years.
Groovin song!
this band came and hit me in the mouth from left field. amazing power pop melodies and vocal tracks. "Everyone Moves Away" is honestly the only song i know well right now, and i'm confident i'll love the band.
Opened for these guys in Anchorage, AK during the "Frosting on the Beater" tour. They were simply put "incredible" . . They were well rehearsed and sounded better than the album sounds. Awesome singing, awesome guitars, awesome rock.
I have seen these guys in concert 4 times and they are great. The harmony along with power pop that they create is untouchable. When a musician like myself says that it has to be legitimate.
shore62
Did their part to continue the power pop story.

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