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Dubbing their sound "pink-noise pop," L.A.'s Lassie Foundation blend the classic shoegazing sound of bands like Lush and Ride with the Brian Wilson-inspired harmonies and arrangements of the Boo Radleys, Lilys, and other latter-day psych-pop bands. After forming in the mid-'90s, the group released two EPS on Velvet Blue Music: 1996's California and 1998's The Dive Bomber. The following year, the Lassie Foundation self-released their full-length debut Pacifico. The album caught the ears of Anisette Records, who released El Ray in 2000. Later that year, Grand Theft Autumn reissued Pacifico. ~ Heather Phares