Posted by: Nick | April 9, 2008

The Seedy Seeds confirmed for Forecastle 2008

Of all the bands announced for Forecastle so far, I am perhaps the most excited about Cincy’s The Seedy Seeds. Their debut album, Change States, was released last year and was named one of the top albums (#30) of the year by WOXY. The We Listen For You crew put me on to them with this great review:

“Imagine if a plane carrying the instruments of Casiotone For the Painfully Alone, Arcade Fire, Boy Least Likely To, and Dan Deacon crashed in Cincinnati, OH and two folk singers found the wreckage. This is The Seedy Seeds. Accordion, Banjo, Bass, Cello, Synth, Guitar, Kazoo, Drum Beats…all wrapped around a folk sensibility. The perfect example is the song, “Calliope” off their upcoming album, Change States. The song starts with a bold bass/synth/drum line that makes your toe tap. Before a few loops pass, a folk guitar strums with a few hits of synth. Then a pause…they all come together with a banjo and lyrics…the result: it’s beautiful, like opening the curtains to find a sunny day when it’s supposed to be rainy. This band will fool the casual listener, the first track immediately drawing comparisons to Midnight Movies and the best track; “Earned Average Dance America” will be labeled a LCD Soundsystem B-Side. If anything, this band is a cross between Tap Tap and Sufjan Steven’s early work. The band dares to not only do something new but to also challenge the very boundaries of genre. It seems that all the best new bands these days do.”

If you can’t wait until Forecastle, they will be playing in Lexington on April 20th at The Shrieking Shack (503 Oldham Court). It is a fundraiser for WRFL and only costs $5 bucks.

The Seedy Seeds- The Little Patton
The Seedy Seeds- Changes Less the Sun


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