Not quite a dead band - they list themselves as being on 'hiatus'.
Comprised of Mary O'Neil, Brad Johnson and uberproducer Greg Freeman, the best way to describe their sound is 'tweaked country' - the band's history can be found here.
This CD comprises their first 2 10" ep's (Six Songs and Gone Again) and a single ("Shipwreck/Division St.") that was released on their own label, Nuf Sed - Brinkman Records (European label) gathered those together into one package - yet, hard to find unless you play the import game. They went on to do a full album, BABY GOT AWAY, on Absolutely Kosher Records, and a few tracks on some compilations. Very haunting stuff... you won't be able to get it out of your head once you hear it.
The first six songs (from the first ep) feature Tarnation vocalist/leader Paula Frazer on bass and vocals.