The Lemonheads singer/guitarist/songwriter (and sometimes drummer) Evan Dando surfaced in 2003 with the beautifully sweet ‘Baby I’m Bored’. Mature and autobiographical, Dando’s first solo studio effort to shine is a stellar record that stripped him of his grunge label. At the time of recording, he was without the band which saw him lean more towards an achingly melodic alt-country rock sound.
Self-deprecating, these are songs of decline and coming back from that. The record includes “Hard Drive” and “All My Life” two tracks penned by Ben Lee and features contributions from producer/composer Jon Brion, producer Bryce Goggin, Tom Morgan, Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb, Calexico’s John Convertino and Joey Burns, ex-Spacehog frontman Royston Langdon, Come’s Chris Brokaw and Arthur Johnson.
‘Baby I’m Bored’ received a deluxe reissue for Record Store Day in 2017 that included a 24-page book and a second disc of unheard unreleased tracks, singles, b-sides and rarities.
“Dando has a flair for bruised melancholy that stands comparison with Gram Parsons and Alex Chilton” Q Magazine