From Our Living Room to Yours, the group's superb sophomore effort, trailed one year later, as did the EP Late One Sunday & the Following Morning, released in conjunction with the Darla label's "Bliss Out" series. The third AmAnSet album, The Golden Band, appeared in 1999. Roschmann's decision to exit the lineup left the group in limbo, but Kenny, Smith, and Gillespie soon refocused with the addition of keyboardist Tom Hoff (keys) and guitarist/vibraphonist Sean Ripple. The acclaimed Know by Heart followed in 2001, as did the singles collection Through the 90s. Kenny moved to New York City in 2002 to begin a Ph.D. program at Columbia, but AmAnSet remained solvent.
A tour with Her Space Holiday
, as well as a remix EP, Updates, followed in July 2002. 2003's Promise of Love, which continued to meld soft ambient soundscapes to indie rock meter, marked the band's second release for Tiger Style. Hoff was unable to tour in support, requiring the band to add Craig McCaffery before playing shows with Ester Drang
and the Album Leaf
. Two years later, the American Analog Set signed with Arts & Crafts for Set Free, the band's sixth album. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi