“WhatFunLifeWas is concise and evocative, songs whose meticulous conception sacrifices nothing in the way of visceral power. Heady without being stifled, dynamic without being obvious, quiet but best heard loudly, /fun takes the simple and builds it into something deceptively complex.”—Dallas Observer
Their shambolic 1994 debut, remastered from the original tapes and presented in lavish, gatefold form. A mix of restrained loud and purposeful quiet, WhatFunLifeWas’s eleven tracks unfold at a marathon runner’s pace, picking up speed when necessary, but its eye on completing a personal race. Singer Matt Kadane’s soft, semi-drawl is buried in the mix, letting brother Bubba and Tench Coxe’s guitars weave cleanly around drummer Trini Martinez’s all-ride-all-the-time timekeeping.