Drone-rockers Jessamine formed in the college town of Galion, Ohio before relocating to Seattle, where they earned notice for "Your Head Is So Small..., " a 1994 single on the Sub Pop label.
After signing to Kranky, Jessamine -- vocalist/guitarist Rex Ritter, bassist/vocalist Dawn Smithson
, keyboardist Andy Brown and drummer Michael Faeth -- issued their self-titled debut in 1995; their follow-up, The Long Arm of Coincidence, was released a year later. A Pox on You, a collaboration with Spectrum
, followed, as did the singles collection Another Fictionalized History; their third studio LP, Don't Stay Too Long, appeared in 1998. Just after the release of Living Sound, an archival live outing recorded with Experimental Audio Research
ringleader Sonic Boom
, Jessamine disbanded. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi