Letters to Cleo came out of Boston in the early '90s, and scored a hit with their song "Here and Now," from the 1993 LP, Aurora Gory Alice. That song received a nice bump as part of the soundtrack to the Beverly Hills 90210 spin-off, Melrose Place, when it was released in 1994. The band also had music in The Craft, wherein they covered the Cars' song, "Dangerous Type."
The band had two further covers, along with two originals, when they not only appeared on the soundtrack to the 1999 teen romance 10 Things I Hate About You, but also made multiple appearances in the movie as Julia Stile's character's favorite band. Letters to Cleo would disband a year later, with frontwoman Kay Hanley recording the vocals for all of the Josie & the Pussycats songs in 2001.
On this episode, we discuss the band's work in these films with Hanley, as well as talking about Letters to Cleo's new EP, which you can pre-order here.
Letters to Cleo, "I Want You to Want Me" (10 Things I Hate About You OST)
Letters to Cleo, "Dangerous Type" (The Craft OST)
Letters to Cleo, "Cruel to Be Kind" (10 Things I Hate About You OST)
Josie & the Pussycats, "3 Small Words" (Josie & the Pussycats OST)
Letters to Cleo, "Here and Now" (Aurora Gory Alice)