Letters To Cleo Are Back, Playing Some Shows

I never expected to write a single sentence about Letters To Cleo (I kinda confused them with Sixpence None The Richer, who I also never expected to…), but the band is back, and back in the day some people liked them (e.g. those horny Sally Struthers fans Beavis & Butthead). This proves that any band who ever recorded a song will reunite in 2008 (hurry up Wreckx-N-Effect, only a few months until ’09). Letters, who formed in the early ’90s, are best known for Aurora Gory Alice’s “Here & Now,” Wholesale Meats And Fish’s “Awake,” and their performance in 10 Things I Hate About You, wherein they did covers of “Cruel To Be Kind” and “I Want You To Want Me.” Their first show in eight years takes place 11/8 at The Roxy in Los Angeles, followed by December dates in New York and their Boston birthplace. It’s four original members (including recent Mylie Cyrus tour mate, vocalist Kay Hanley) along with a new bassist. While you look at the dates, we have two old hits and something live to refresh your memory.

Letters To Cleo – “Here & Now” (MP3)
Letters To Cleo – “Awake” (MP3)

Supposedly the band decided to get back together after they jumped onstage during a benefit concert at T.T. The Bear’s last winter. This is what they sound like live:

Letters To Cleo – “Mellie’s Comin’ Over (Live)” (MP3)

OK. The dates:

11/08 – Los Angeles CA @ The Roxy
12/08 – Boston MA @ Paradise Rock Club
12/09 – Boston MA @ Paradise Rock Club
12/11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

[Photo by Justine Ungaro]