Although an EP was available in 2000 (the two-track Frozen Features), it was the 2002 demo work that went by the name of Dark Oceans We Cry that solidified their sound -- adding the vocal work of Lisa Johansson for starters -- and snagging the band a deal with Napalm Records.
Finally, after a number of years fine-tuning their sound, Draconian recorded and released their 2003 -- official -- full-length debut, Where Lovers Mourn.
The discs are packaged in a wide horizontal book that recalls a CD longbox, featuring paintings by Russian artists Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov and with art direction by Stefan Sagmeister (for which he received a 2005 Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package).
Sagmeister would work with David Byrne and Brian Eno on their 2008 album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.
Maresca penned their follow-up, Runaround, which also charted and extended his winning streak with Runaround Sue and The Wanderer, both major hits for the now solo Dion.
The Regents later became The Runarounds whose Unbelievable, a Maresca song, (heard here) came out on Nat King Cole's KC label in 1963.
Once in a Lifetime is a three-CD box set by the Talking Heads, released in the United States by Sire/Warner Bros./Rhino in 2003.
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