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Indie folkie Danielle Howle first emerged as the frontwoman for the group Lay Quiet Awhile, which debuted in 1993 with the album Delicate Wire; a year later, she issued her first solo single, "Frog" on Simple Machines. Live at McKissick Museum appeared in mid-1995, and the following summer Howle returned with her second studio full-length About to Burst, recorded in part with her new backing band The Tantrums. She and John Furr (guitars), Troy Tague (drums) and Bryan Williams (bass) captured Howle's classic crossovers of country and punk for her finest work yet. She next released 1997's "High School Dance," a seven-inch on Sub Pop; Do a Two Sable surfaced that fall, and in mid-1999 Howle returned with Catalog, her debut for Kill Rock Stars. Her spontaneity and sultry nature while incorporating spoken word and country-like twang has had critics going crazy since the mid-nineties. Showdates with the likes of Elliott Smith, Ani DiFranco, Throwing Muses and the Indigo Girls also positioned Howle for some great things come the new millennium. Her third installment for Amy Ray's Daemon Records, Howle and The Tantrums issued the versatile and eclectic Skorborealis in spring 2002. ~ Jason Ankeny