Initially formed as a punk-pop trio by three schoolkids from Boston, the Lemonheads came close to becoming major stars in the early nineties. The hint of country music in some of their songs was unusual for the time, but the catchiness of their material and the charisma of frontman Evan Dando made the Lemonheads natural candidates for big time success. The band's discography began in the late eighties, reaching a commercial peak with 1992's 'It's a Shame About Ray' and the followup 'Come On Feel the Lemonheads' (1993). Mentioning the name 'The Lemonheads' can still provoke wide-eyed excitement in their legions of loyal fans.
This South Carolina-bred trio may be known for their dark, nostalgic pop tunes, but their compelling image and onstage persona is in-your-face rock and roll. Their music is reminiscent of bands such as The Cure, Nada Surf, and early Pumpkins spiked with an experimental blend of Broken Social Scene meets On A Friday.