Los Angeles-based power-popsters the Sugarplastic
comprised singer/guitarist Ben Eshbach
, bassist Kiara Geller
and drummer Josh Laner
; formed in early 1990, the trio spent over a year and a half rehearsing at a local appliance store owned by Laner's father before finally making their public debut, next recording a handful of tracks for release on their 1993 three-single box-set debut Ottawa Bonesaw. The first full-length Sugarplastic effort, Radio Jejune
, followed on the indie label Sugar Fix in 1995; the trio's Geffen debut, Bang, the Earth Is Round
, appeared three years later.