I've been a little obsessed with this song from John Vanderslice's earlier musical career in his band mk Ultra. Found on the self-titled debut from 1994, "The Lesser Beauty" is one of fifteen tracks that brought Vanderslice's talents as a songwriter to the public view. Lasting close to five years, the band, mk ultra, released three albums, the aforementioned self-titled debut, along with Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1996), and The Dream is Over (1999). Vanderslice's love of experimental and intriguing sound textures shows up on this very first album, as well as this song. It also bears his unerring ability to craft melodies which instantly latch onto you.
+ the lesser beauty from mk ultra
All three mk ultra albums can be purchased through Barsuk, but you can freely download all three through this link here.
Here are a few more mk ultra tracks...
+ the dream is over from the dream is over
+ true crime from Original Motion Picture Soundtrack