Moist, a Canadian band from the Vancouver
area. Their popularity has never been too entirely stable, and they really aren't very well known even in Canada, but they are basically unheard of in the United States.
They've only released three albums, including their self issued which was re-released by Chrysalis
when they signed on in 1994.
They are essentially a rock/alternative band, sometimes soothing and calm, other times very heavy, especially where lyrical content is concerned. Despite limited exposure for the most part, especially in international markets, they've done quite well for themselves.
I am unfamiliar with most of their work, aside from Creature
, which was very popular in Ontario
when it was released. There is a nice mix of crazy hard spazz and soft melodic piano pieces, the lyrics are quite potent, as well. They were, at least for a time, one of the
groups to be into (when I was in high school, that is), along with Our Lady Peace
, and Matthew Good Band
. They are worth listening to, if only for Leave It Alone
, and Resurrection
(all from Creature