Chavez never intended to take two decades off. In the mid-’90s, the New York City quartet spent a brief but prolific two years in the spotlight. In that time they released two well-received records — 1995’s Gone Glimmering and 1996’sRide The Fader — of super-charged, melody-heavy rock with a prominent punk and metal influence. Each album, both released by Matador, also featured a corresponding music video aired by MTV’s then late-night alternative video roundup, 120 Minutes, and in the interim, the group made a couple laps around the country.

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