was an early 1990s
cult band, an indie rock group that released their debut, Good
. The album received positive reviews and established a small but devoted audience. Their next album was Cure for Pain
, which achieved some mainstream listeners, as did the follow-up, Yes
In 1996, Morphine signed to Dreamworks Records and released their major label debut, Like Swimming; the album was a critical success but did not break the band into the mainstream as had been hoped. Frontman Mark Sandman died of a heart attack during a performance in Rome in 1999.