Seaweed (band)

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Seaweed
Origin Tacoma, Washington, United States
Genres Punk rock, grunge, alternative rock, post-hardcore, emo
Years active 1989–2000
2007–present
Labels Sub Pop
Hollywood Records
Merge Records
Members Aaron Stauffer
Clint Werner
Wade Neal
John Atkins
Jesse Fox
Past members Bob Bulgrien
Alan Cage

Seaweed is an American band from Tacoma, Washington who were active throughout the 1990s. Their style of music is a combination of punk rock and grunge, mostly due to its 'dirty' sound.

History[edit]

In their early days, Seaweed was signed to Washington's Sub Pop, but later released albums on Hollywood Records and Merge Records. Seaweed's contemporaries during the time of their existence included Mudhoney, Samiam, Jawbreaker and tourmates Superchunk and Quicksand. Their song "Kid Candy" was featured as a music video in an episode of Beavis and Butt-head.

The band toured extensively in the United States with Green Day, Superchunk and Bad Religion as well as overseas, including shows in Brazil with Garage Fuzz. They were well known for their cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way", which appeared in the movie Clerks. In 2006, their song "Losing Skin" appeared on the soundtrack for the video game NHL 2K7.[1]

On May 15, 2007, the band announced, via MySpace, that they had reformed and were writing a new album, tentatively titled 'Small Engine Repair'. They also announced several live dates. They did release a 7 inch single in 2011 on the punk record label No Idea, titled "Service Deck" / "The Weight".

Band members[edit]

  • Aaron Stauffer – vocals
  • Clint Werner – guitar
  • Wade Neal – guitar
  • John Atkins – bass
  • Jesse Fox – drums (2007–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Bob Bulgrien – drums (1989–1996)
  • Alan Cage – drums (1996–1999)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Despised (1991, Sub Pop)
  • Weak (1992, Sub Pop)
  • Four (1993, Sub Pop)
  • Spanaway (1995, Hollywood Records)
  • Actions and Indications (1998, Merge Records)

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Seaweed 7" (1989, Leopard Gecko)
    1. "Inside"
    2. "Stargirl"
    3. "Re-think"
    4. "Love Gut"
  • Just A Smirk 7" (1990, Leopard Gecko)
    1. "Just A Smirk"
    2. "Installing"
  • Seaweed/ Superchunk/ Geek" (1990, Leopard Gecko)
    1. "Patchwork"
  • Deertrap 7" (1991, K Records)
    1. "Deertrap"
    2. "Carousel"
  • Bill 7" (1992, Subpop)
    1. "Bill"
    2. "Pumpkin (Wwax)"
  • Bill 12"/CD (1992, Subpop)
    1. "Bill"
    2. "Pumpkin (Wwax)"
    3. "Squint: The Killerest Expression"
  • Measure 7" (1992, Subpop)
    1. "Measure"
    2. "Turnout"
  • Measure 12"/CD (1992, Subpop)
    1. "Measure"
    2. "Turnout"
    3. "Taxing" (demo version)
  • Go Your Own Way CD (1993, Subpop)
    1. "Go Your Own Way"
    2. "Losing Skin" (remix)
    3. "Card Tricks"
    4. "She Cracked" (Nathan Rox)
  • Go Your Own Way 7"/CD (1993, Subpop)
    1. "Go Your Own Way"
    2. "Losing Skin" (remix)
    3. "She Cracked"
  • Kid Candy PROMO CD (1993, Subpop)
    1. "Kid Candy" (radio edit)
    2. "Sing Through Me"
    3. "Shephard's Pie"
  • Free drug zone CD (1995)
    1. "Baggage" (demo version) CD only
  • Free drug zone/ "Losing Skin" Green Vinyl 7" (1996, Hollywood UK)
    1. "Baggage" (demo version) CD only
  • Service Deck/The Weight 7" (2011, No Idea)

Music Videos[edit]

  • One Out of Four (1991)
  • Bill (1992)
  • Squint (1992)
  • Measure (1993)
  • Losing Skin (1993)
  • Kid Candy (1993)
  • Start With (1995)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • The Estrus Lunch Bucket (Estrus, 1990)
    • "Bewitched"
  • Three's A Company (Simple Machines/Merge Records/Leopard Gecko, 1990)
    • "Patchwork"
  • The Estrus Half-Rack (Estrus, 1991)
  • International Pop Underground Convention (K Records, 1991)
    • "Bill"
  • Fortune Cookie Prize (Simple Machines, 1992)
    • "Foggy Eyes" (Beat Happening)
  • Revolution Come 'n' Gone (Subpop, 1992)
    • "Baggage"
  • International Hip Swing (K Records, 1993)
    • "Deer Trap"
  • Alternative Route '94 (?)
    • "Losing Skin"
  • Jabberjaw No. 4 (Mammoth Records, 1994)
    • "My Letters"
  • Jabberjaw No. 5 Good To The Last Drop (Mammoth Records, 1994)
    • "My Letters"
  • John Peel Sub Pop Sessions (Sub Pop, 1994)[2]
    • "Sit in Glass"
    • "She Cracked"
  • Music From The Motion Picture Clerks (Sony, 1994)
    • "Go Your Own Way"
  • West X North-South (Vagrant Records, 1995)
    • "Sing Through Me"
  • Oh, Merge (Merge Records, 1999)
    • "Brand New Order"
  • Live At Emo's (Rise Records, year ?)
    • "Baggage"
  • Patchwork Compilation (Mere Exposure Records, 2002)
    • "Days Missed Dearly"
  • Nowcore! The Punk Rock Evolution (K-tel, 1999)
    • "Start With"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leach, Gracie (2010-10-03). "NHL 2K7 - Overview". allgame. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  2. ^ John Peel Sub Pop Sessions 1989-1993 (All-Music Guide)

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