Sacramento, CA-based indie-pop favorite Rocketship
was the brainchild of singer/guitarist Dustin Reske, who formed the group in 1993 with bassist Verna Brock
, keyboardist Heidi Barney and drummer Jim Rivas. After releasing the classic single "Hey Hey Girl" on the influential Bus Stop label, the group recorded 1996's acclaimed A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness
for Slumberland; the original line-up then dissolved, with Reske continuing Rocketship
essentially as a solo project. The "Honey, I Need You" single followed in 1997; two years later, Reske resurfaced with the ambient-influenced twelve-inch Rocketship's Garden of Delights.