It’s no exaggeration to say that A.R. Kane was one of the most important bands of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s: they started the shoegaze trend, they invented dreampop, and they pushed the envelope of what the corporate suits (ok ok ok, Geoff Travis from Rough Trade and a few others, hardly that corporate) that repped them considered to be black music. And yet, when it came time for the masses to rally around them—crickets. The music industry is in an age of rediscovery - we’re all looking and listening back, unearthing overlooked masterpieces and reconsidering their importance now. It’s time for A.R. to be recognized.