Posted in music | tour dates on December 8, 2010

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Seaweed - Thru the Window (MP3)

Seaweed

Weaned on all-ages hardcore shows in their Tacoma, Washington, hometown, the five members of Seaweed struck out in late 1989 to emulate their heroes. The agile hook-core quintet was soon playing bars where its members were too young to drink, wowing onlookers with incessant pogoing and urgent metal-influenced riffs. Six years later, Seaweed's maturation (and punk's newfound commercial appeal) proved marketable, as the band signed on with Disney's Hollywood Records. [Trouser Press]
Seaweed's major label career lasted a whole album (1995's Andy Wallace-produced Spanaway), and they ended their career on Merge with 1999's Actions & Indications. (Download that LP's "Thru the Window" at the top of this post.) After taking most of the '00s off, they reformed for Bumbershoot in 2007, and now Seaweeed are apparently back. The reignited group will play their first NYC show in over a decade at The Bell House on Friday, April 22 2011.

No other dates have been announced but it seems unlikely that the band would trek out to the East Coast just for one show, though someone at the Bell House tells us this will be their only NYC show. Most Seaweed videos on YouTube have embedding disabled (like their 1992 Sub Pop single "Bill"), but you can watch "Start With" after the jump.

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Seaweed - Start With

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Tags: reunions, Seaweed

Comments (41)

Jeeesus. April is too far away. Can't. fucking. wait.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 11:07 AM

holy fuck yes!

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 11:09 AM

Seaweed is washed up...

on to the shore that is :)

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 11:20 AM

sweet!

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 11:28 AM

This is great. Does anyone have a setlist to one of their post-reunion shows?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 11:42 AM

i can't name one single seaweed song can you?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 11:46 AM

"Start With"

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 11:52 AM

yes . the one on the video...it was a decent alt rock hit in the 90s

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 11:52 AM

clerks

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 11:53 AM

Crush Us All = <3

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 12:03 PM

I love this band and this is the song that started it all for me. So excited for this show. Last time I saw them was with Quicksand and Orange 9mm at irving plaza. Amazing!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJcoIEWB1C0

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 12:20 PM

HELLLLLLL MOTHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA FUCKINNNNNNN YESSSSSSSSS

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 12:27 PM

they have some good records and singles, especially the early stuff. made the mistake of going and seeing them. witnessing the choreographed, synchronized jumping left me shaking my head in disgust. this was many years before the mtv pop punk bands co-opted it as a badge of honor.

Posted by junco | December 8, 2010 12:37 PM

for this show i'm going to be making a japanese-middle eastern fusion dish based, it is a ginger and wasabi hummus with blanched sea vegetables

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 12:41 PM

Weed!

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 12:43 PM

fuck yes...this is so great.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 12:45 PM

they were a great band, saw them with Into Another (think they were both on same major label briefly) and both bands were awesome! welcome back...

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 1:20 PM

See weed...See food! Holla at'cha boy...Am.I.Rite??!

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 1:36 PM

Think I also saw them with Orange 9MM and Quicksand. It was at the Academy, right? 40's and joints were the prerequisite, great times..

Kiddies on this board with their 'hummus' jokes don't know sheeate. With the exception of Obits, all bands today suck ass.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 1:36 PM

Ah, Into Another. Richie was on X at one of their CB's gigs and kicking and punching the audienc whenever they got to close to them. Great band to do shrooms to. Total cock-rock, but so original at the time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl8uYRo_34I

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 1:40 PM

This will be a hummus free show so all you hip kids stay home for this one

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 2:07 PM

This will be a hummus free show so all you hip kids stay home for this one

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 2:07 PM

wish BOB was still in the band, great drummer!

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 3:15 PM

@11:46, I can only name one, but what a great song it is:

Just A Smirk

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 3:51 PM

12:37 is absolutely right.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2010 4:44 PM

B.o.B was in Seaweed???

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 2:34 AM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 4:12 PM

@1:36 no, it was at irving Plaza. Quicksand played two headline shows at the Academy. One was with into another and Orange 9mm. The year after was with Texas is the Reason and CIV.

Every Quicksand show between 93-95 in NYC was insane and I was pretty much at all of them.

Anyway, this Seaweed show is going to be awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2010 4:29 PM

Seaweed are the worst Subpop band. I've never met a good musician that likes Seaweed. They attract incompetent musicians and fat girls with horrible taste.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 12:39 PM

OMG, Seaweed SUCKS.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 12:42 PM

never heard of them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 1:06 PM

why are crappy bands no one cared about the first time around reuniting?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 3:42 PM

Funny, Seaweed is a band that I've been *waiting* to reunite and, last year, I made my husband promise that we'd see them again at the next opportunity. And we will be traveling for this one.

Fave songs: Not Saying Anything, Losing Skin, Kid Candy, What are We Taking. I was always a big fan of their first couple of records, while I loved the last ones.

Looking forward to more rock. Yay.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2010 12:25 AM

Aggh. Meant to say "husband was always a big fan of their first couple of records"...

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2010 12:26 AM

Seaweed was never good live.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2010 3:00 PM

These boys need to go on diet! Lame.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2010 3:01 PM

I dont really care what a band looks like, but this bands sounds like rusted crap in the basement of a boarded up crack house.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2010 4:06 PM

@ 11:42... they played mostly off of spanaway and four at gainesville fest.. then random favs thrown in and fleetwood mac

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2010 10:09 PM

YES. Expand the tour and play the festivals this summer, please!

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2010 3:51 PM

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Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...
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