1993 – 2000 (7 years)
Ringwood, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States
Some overzealous critics might describe All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors as a cross between My Bloody Valentine and Stereolab. Sure, there are some similarities, but those who delve deeper will find more complex pleasures. Vertigo-inducing swirls of guitars and keys, beautiful indie pop sensibilities, choral vocal polyphonies and krautrock electronic experimentation create the mood. The overall effect is of shimmering beauty that subtly changes just like sunlit reflections with ethereal dreaminess. All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors makes a point of questioning the way things are conventionally done in music. With a sound that is equal parts head music, indie, space rock, and new wave, ANL&LF is different yet pleasantly familiar.
The band released their self-titled debut in 1995 to much critical acclaim and media attention. New Jersey's Gern Blandsten Records stepped in and issued the band's 1998 follow-up, Turning Into Small. 2000 yielded a third ANL&LF full-length, 'Straight Blue Line', a collection of 7" singles, b-sides and unreleased tracks recorded from 1995 to 1997. In 2001, a souped-up reissue of their debut with four additional unreleased tracks was released.
Often referred to by fans as simply 'L&L', the band was active for 6 years from 1993 until 1999. From 1986 until 1993, most of the same lineup performed under the moniker 'Senepede', but weren't a dreampop/shoegaze outfit until 1991.
You can now find them now in solo projects- Jett Brando, w/Jeremy Winter | Ifwhen, w/Merc | Dalek w/Joshua Booth | Stiv 1 w/Stephen Doherty. Sadly we may never see them perform together again.
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