Homedemoh, released in the summer of 1995, announced
the arrival of an innovative new force on the
Alternative musical landscape. With an atmospheric,
evocative sound and haunting melodies, combining
solid pop sensibilities and intriguing progressive
instincts, Clever Muse is among the most commercially
and critically acclaimed ensembles to emerge from
Pomona, California of the mid '90s.
Originally consisting of Marc Smits (vocals, guitars),
Mike Kearns (guitar, vocals), Marc Laurence (drums,
vocals, guitar), Mitch Roe (keyboard, guitar, vocals)
and Satch (bass), Clever Muse spawned from the
burgeoning Pomona music scene in 1995. Produced
by the band themselves, Homedemoh features the popular
tracks "Bring Back Yesterday", "Malaguena", and "Larry
of the Lounge".
With the success of Homedemoh, the three remaining
members of Clever Muse (Marc Smits, Mitch Roe, and
Mike Kearns) ventured forth to participate in the
electrifying music scene of San Francisco. Playing
their short, infectiously catchy music throughout
the local coffee house scene, Clever Muse amassed
a loyal cult following.
With a number of new songs under their belt, Clever
Muse took to record a new album, Almost Live from
the 6th floor. This album was a departure from their
first album with truer and more sparse sonic sensablities.
Few, if any overdubs, "Almost" showed Clever Muse
with their souls exposed. Equally as popular as Homedemoh,
Almost Live from 6th Floor featured the hot-hits
"Open up Your Eyes", "You are not an American",
"What Do I Know", and "Seasons Change".
After a year and half in the works,
Clever Muse finished the recording of
their latest album, Grand Meridian, which has
be their biggest commercial success to date with such hit
songs as "Sunny Thoughts", "Irrepressible You" and
"I Went Nowhere".
With just a few months respite, Clever Muse returned to the
studio to complete Tacky Badge. Tacky Badge
will consist of the re-recordings of the original songs off
of Almost Live From the 6th Floor and new,
previously unreleased tracks.