Louisiana rockers Better Than Ezra have had a tumultuous career, but certainly don't seem to want to quit. Formed in 1988, the four-piece started gaining underground fame for its circulating demo tape, but was met with a sudden halt when the band's lead singer committed suicide. Though the band contemplated whether or not to continue for a couple years, the group finally decided to go on as a trio and was almost immediately signed to Elektra Records all in 1993. After releasing its multi-platinum debut album, the group was considered an overnight phenomenon and signed on for two more albums. Because neither of these subsequent albums did as well as expected, Elektra dropped the band in 1998. Instead of breaking up, however, the band decided to start its own label and continued to release post-grunge, alt-rock records through the 2000s, changing its lineup slightly and eventually being signed to Capitol Records in 2010.
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