Seeds (Hey Rosetta! album)

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Seeds
Studio album by Hey Rosetta!
Released February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
Genre Indie rock
Length 49:22
Label Sonic Records
Producer Tony Doogan
Hey Rosetta! chronology
Into Your Lungs
(2008)
Seeds
(2011)
Singles from Seeds
  1. "Welcome"
  2. "Yer Spring"
  3. "Seeds"

Seeds is the third studio album by Canadian indie rock band Hey Rosetta!. It was released on February 15, 2011 through Sonic Records and was produced by Tony Doogan.[1]

Lead singer Tim Baker stated in an interview that the album name, as well as the title track, is about "...the idea is that we are seeds, traveling from town to town, blowing around, settling down here and there, trying to make something for people", and that "the songs are seeds ... they’re these little things –- four and five minute things — but they have the ability to grow in your brain and be far more meaningful than just what they are."[2]

Reception[edit]

Seeds has received generally favorable reviews. Kate Harper of CHARTattack noted that the album "...succeeds in ways Lungs – though a good album – did not ... there's definitely more of a robust feel throughout all of Seeds." Richard Trapunski of Now Magazine gave a more mixed review: "Aiming for the same puffed-up collective catharsis as Arcade Fire, Tim Baker and co. layer strings, horns, mandolins and anything else they can get their hands on to inflate the songs into anthems."[3]

On June 16, the album was named as a longlisted nominee (one of 40) for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.[4] On July 6, the album was named as a shortlisted (one of 10) nominee for the 2011 award.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
CHARTAttack 4.5/5 stars[5]
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars link
Now Magazine 3/5 stars[3]
Sticky Magazine 5/5 stars[6]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Seeds"   Tim Baker, Adam Hogan 4:27
2. "Yer Spring"   Baker 4:52
3. "Young Glass"   Baker, Hogan 5:36
4. "Bricks"   Baker 4:18
5. "New Sum (Nous Sommes)"   Baker 4:27
6. "Downstairs"   Baker, Hogan 1:58
7. "Welcome"   Baker 4:02
8. "Seventeen"   Baker 3:48
9. "Yer Fall"   Baker 5:39
10. "Parson Brown (Upirngaangutuq Iqalunni)"   Baker 5:13
11. "Bandages"   Baker 5:02
Total length:
49:22

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
Canada[8] February 15, 2011 Sonic Records
United States[9] March 8, 2012 ATO Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hey Rosetta! - Music and Lyrics". Retrieved February 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ Lien, Elling (February 4, 2011). "Track by track with the new Hey Rosetta! album, Seeds". The Scope. Retrieved February 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Trapunski, Richard. "Hey Rosetta! - Seeds". Now Magazine. Retrieved February 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ "2011 Polaris Music Prize Long List announced". aux.tv, June 16, 2011.
  5. ^ Harper, Kate (February 16, 2011). "Hey Rosetta! — Seeds". CHARTAttack. Retrieved February 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ Fraser, Lee (February 15, 2011). "Hey Rosetta! — Seeds". Sticky Magazine. Retrieved February 26, 2011. 
  7. ^ Eremenko, Alexey. "Seeds - Hey Rosetta!". Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Seeds: Hey Rosetta: Music". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  9. ^ "Seeds: Hey Rosetta: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-03-25.