Two decades ago, Seattle trio Truly released its debut album, Fast Stories... From Kid Coma, at the tail-end of the Grunge mini-epoch, and while it was relatively obscure, tastemakers at the time — The Rocket, Kerrang!, NME, MTV — cited it as one of the year’s best releases. Vocalist/guitarist Robert Roth, bassist Hiro Yamamoto and drummer Mark Pickerel (the latter two from Soundgarden and Screaming Trees, respectively) released the Heart and Lungs EP on Sub Pop before signing to Capitol for 1995’s Fast Stories and 1997’s Feeling You Up, both garnering great press but little sales. Truly disbanded in 1998. Roth released a 2004 solo album, and the band reunited for tours four years later. Two years ago, Truly released a new 7-inch, “Wheels on Fire” /”No One Remembers the Game,” and now the trio is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fast Stories. Can a new album be in the offing? Tattooed fingers crossed.
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