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Formed in Boston in 1990, Letters to Cleo was one of the most popular alternative rock bands of its era. This band parlayed its popularity into critical acclaim, plenty of gigs and appearances on movie soundtracks. The band broke up in 2000 after a decade together. There were periodic reunions over the years, and they officially reformed in 2016. Get your tickets to see Letters to Cleo live at StubHub.
Letters to Cleo background
Letters to Cleo was first formed in 1990, by friends Greg McKenna and Kay Hanley. The band became regionally popular throughout New England. Student audiences in Boston and Providence really identified with the band. Their style really solidified in 1994. Letters to Cleo signed to a national label after performing at South by Southwest in Austin that same year.
Letters to Cleo biggest hits
In 1994, the band's album Aurora Gory Alice was released. The single "Here and Now" became a hit, partly because it was included in the Melrose Place series. It peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart. In 1995, the band released a follow-up album, Wholesale Meats and Fish. The single "Awake" reached No. 17 on the Modern Rock charts. The album itself cracked the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 188.
During the late '90s, the band also began to appear on movie soundtracks. The group's cover of "Dangerous Type" was featured on the soundtrack to The Craft. In 1997, the band's third album, Go!, was released. Two of the band's original songs were included on the soundtrack to 10 Things I Hate About You, and the band also appeared in the movie.
Letters to Cleo career milestones
Letters to Cleo was a favorite band among a generation of American teenagers and college students. The band was part of the same era as artists like Liz Phair and Save Ferris. According to some execs, the band was used as a shorthand in media like TV and film to suggest intelligence and depth in characters. This band made music that felt alternative but was still poppy enough to achieve regular airplay and crossover into other mainstream media.
The 2016 Letters to Cleo reunion was precipitated, in part, by the appearance of a Letters to Cleo T-shirt on the show Parks & Recreation. After the episode aired, the band became a trending topic on Twitter. The group even made a cameo appearance in a later episode, playing at a Unity Concert alongside a regular character's band, Mouserat.