Stone Cold Yesterday: Best of the Connells is the pioneering Southern indie-rock band’s first-ever greatest hits package, collecting 16 college radio and modern-rock singles from 1987 to 1998, including their first breakthrough radio hit, "Stone Cold Yesterday,” and the influential worldwide phenomenon "’74-75.”
The Connells’ run of albums include Boylan Heights, Fun & Games, One Simple Word, Ring, New Boy, Weird Food & Devastation, and Still Life, with producers ranging from Mitch Easter (R.E.M./Let’s Active) and Hugh Jones (Simple Minds) and Lou Giordano (Bob Mould) to Tim Harper (Whiskeytown) and Jim Scott (Wilco).
The Raleigh, N.C.-based Connells have quietly built a fan base following their 1984 inception, cementing their status as a perennial college radio-era band that influenced an alternative-rock generation.
In the ’90s, the Connells finally broke through to international success with their second single, "’74-’75,” from their fifth album, Ring, reaching #1 across Europe and certified Gold in Germany, Norway and Sweden. Thirty-plus years later, the band continues to tour and record, with a new generation discovering them.
Current members include Mike Connell, David Connell, Doug MacMillan, Steve Potak, Mike Ayers, Rob Ladd and Joel Rhodes.