After the breakup of Trip Shakespeare, Minneapolis natives Dan Wilson and John Munson joined up with drummer Jacob Slichter to form Semisonic in 1995. An initial EP, Pleasure, was released that year and the studio full-length Great Divide in 1996 on MCA. It was their sophomore effort, Feeling Strangely Fine, that was Semisonic's major breakthrough in 1998. The album yielded classic pop hits such as "Closing Time" and "Secret Smile" and propelled the band into megastardom. They didn't waste anytime with a follow up either. All About the Chemistry, the band's third album, was issued in early 2001 and single "Chemistry" was a mainstay overseas.