Entries tagged with: Seaweed

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Merge Records

Merge Records have become one of the latest labels to join Bandcamp. Unfortunately the whole discography isn't there -- like no Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel or Spoon -- but still this is good news. You can now stream full albums by Superchunk, Seaweed, Ex Hex, Bob Mould, Titus Andronicus, The Mountain Goats, Destroyer, Polvo, Versus and more, and get digital downloads, often for cheaper than iTunes.

Bob Mould, Eric Bachmann, Mount Moriah, Titus Andronicus, The Mountain Goats, and more Merge artists are touring soon.

Stream some great Merge albums below...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest

After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.

Full FFF Fest lineup is below.

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setlist photo courtesy of Mark Cyst

Seaweed played their first NYC show in over a decade at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Friday, April 22, 2011. One fan wrote,

"...Needless to say the show was one for the ages. Honestly there was not a sad face in the entire crowd. Complete strangers became best friends while packed in front of the stage like sardines..."
That's a picture of the setlist above. Some videos from the show are below...

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Seaweed - Thru the Window (MP3)


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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