Okay, so Better Than Ezra never technically went away. But since non-devotees may be hard-pressed to identify anything beyond their 1995 smash “Good” — and even hardcore fans have been on hold for new music since 2005 — the May 12th release of their latest album, Paper Empire, does feel like another drop in the ’90s Revival Bucket, currently overflowing with the resurgence of old friends like Darius Rucker, Third Eye Blind, Limp Bizkit, Blink 182, No Doubt, Eminem, etc, etc, etc. (Dear Tastemakers: Does this mean I can put my legwarmers and acid washed jeans back in storage? Please advise.)
Give a listen here to the string-soaked maturity of “Just One Day,” streaming exclusively on the Music Mix, and then give us a shout in the comments: Are you ready to welcome Better Than Ezra back? Or should they stay on the shelf with James and Chumbawumba and Ace of Base and my Sporty Spice pants?