Adventures in Stereo were one of those rare bands that had a very distinct sonic aesthetic and ice-cool image (see also: Galaxie 500 and Kraftwerk). Uniquely for such a band, they created pop nuggets that just made it over the minute mark. Nothing that wasn't absolutely essential was used in the making of their songs.
An old mate excitedly emailed me Adventures in Stereo's performance of Outta Sight on Scottish TV show The Beat Room, saying it had made his day. It made mine, too; I reckon it'll make yours.
Word on the street is that Jim Beattie drinks a little too much, a litte too often. A shame if that's the case. I hope he gets back inside the studio soon.