Except for a brief spurt of popularity in the early-to-middle 1990s, power-pop legends the Posies have carried on a quiet existence outside of the spotlight of the media for years, touring as a duo of lead songwriters Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer. They were around long enough to make a commercial splash in their hometown of Seattle well before the rise of grunge, get included on the soundtrack to Reality Bites, and then soldier on gamely after the major label attention had waned.
The Posies were one of the premiere power pop groups of the 90s, having released three classic albums on a major label (as well as two independent albums bookending those releases) during the decade. After the release of Success in 1998 the band went on hiatus, and it looked for a time like they were done. But they returned in 2005 with Every Kind of Light, and though their releases have become more sporadic (the follow-up, Blood/Candy, didn’t come out until five years later), that has only led to word of new activity by the group being cause for even more excitement.