The Los Angeles-based power pop band Chewy Marble
was founded by keyboardist Brian Kassan
, formerly of the Wondermints
. Rounded out by singer/guitarist Stu Forman
, bassist Derrick Anderson
and drummer Tamera Glover, Chewy Marble
debuted at the first Poptopia Festival in 1996; their first LP, a self-titled effort issued on the Permanent Press label, followed a year later.