In the autumn of 2013, Dan Crane met Amanda Walker at a show in Los Angeles and the two started talking about working on some music together. Crane suggested they start by recording a cover, and the first track they worked on was “Like a Fool” by Superchunk. Not long after that, they came up with the idea of doing an entire album of covers from the year that Superchunk’s album Foolish was released: 1994. After all, by the time their album was completed, it would be 2014, twenty years since these songs first came out.
The idea of doing an entire album of covers from 1994 appealed to Crane, 42, who recalled the albums that made a huge impact on him when they debuted. Album’s like Pavement’s Wowee Zowee, Superchunk’s Foolish, Dinosaur Jr.’s Without a Sound, Sebadoh’s Bakesale, and Guided by Voices’ Bee Thousand…these were the seminal albums that shaped his angsty, early 20′s. Recording 1994 was a way for Crane to re-experience much of this music through the ears of Walker, who is, coincidentally, exactly two decades younger than he.
The album is available on CD as well as all digital formats.