Though Reality Bites was the first, Loeb’s music has been featured in additional soundtracks.

Loeb gave Hawke the tape of Juan Patiño’s version of "Stay (I Missed You)" to director Ben Stiller during the making of the 1994 film Reality Bites.

Stiller subsequently decided to use the song in the film’s ending credits, and Ron Fair decided to put it on the soundtrack on RCA records.

" and two moderately successful radio hits with "Taffy" and "Waiting for Wednesday". In 1997 Loeb released a second major-label album, Firecracker, and began experimenting even more with orchestrations done with Dan Coleman.

At this point, Loeb started going under her own name for the albums instead of using the band name, Nine Stories (named after the J. Salinger collection), although she still continued to tour worldwide with the band and acoustically as she had done from the start.

Loeb's efforts now include music, film, television, voice-over work and children’s recordings. She has three siblings, all involved with music: conductor Benjamin Loeb, musician Debbie Loeb, and mixing-engineer Philip Loeb.

Her five studio CDs include her major label debut, the gold-selling Tails and its follow-up, the Grammy-nominated, gold-selling Firecracker. After graduating from high school in 1986, she went to Brown University, where she graduated in 1990 with a degree in comparative literature.

Loeb began working with Juan Patiño to make the Purple Tape, the violet cassette that Loeb used as a sonic calling card to industry gatekeepers and that fans could buy at her gigs.

Produced by Patiño and recorded at his apartment on 52nd Street in 1992, the cassette includes the earliest recordings of several Loeb favorites including “Do You Sleep,” “Snow Day,” “Train Songs,” and “It’s Over.” Loeb also took this time to record her band playing some other songs, one of which was "Stay (I Missed You)." During the same time, she was recording a band demo with Kevin Salem for a record company demo deal.

She played acoustically and with her band in folk and rock clubs, including The Bitter End, CBGB’s, CB's Gallery, The Wetlands, Lonestar Roadhouse and more.