June 15, 2010

how the years pass like water

seedy seeds

Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio (a city I most enjoyed for its chili a few months back) The Seedy Seeds owned some instruments, and decided as friends to learn to play them and make some music together. The resulting electronic effervescence is thoroughly listenable in a very sheer and sparkly way, with touches of banjo and those male-female harmonies I just go  for.

The winsome timbre of Mike Ingram’s voice does sometimes sound like Postal Service (with better sideburns), the chilled rat-a-tat beat behind acoustic guitar, or perhaps nods to Mates of State. Paste Magazine thinks they are one of the best of what’s next, and I have been listening to them all day today — at work late with a heater that won’t turn off in my building.

On The Subject Of Our Past Selves – The Seedy Seeds

Around the 2:45 mark, this track splits off into a whole different song with a very warm singalong vibe that grabbed me. When everyone joins together and starts singing about “September, October, November/ how the years pass like water…” felt to me like a postscript to the Stars song “Calendar Girl” (the line about “January, February, March, April and May . . . I’m alive“). And I love it.


Count The Days is their full-length album available now, and they also have a Roll Deep 7″ EP released for Record Store Day this year (check the jaunty joy of  “Coyote Song“).

Stream more of The Seedy Seeds over at Bandcamp, a site I was talking about last night with some bloggers. We decided Bandcamp will take over the world in a year or less. So clean! So easy! Bloggers like that.

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  • Yes, the chili is good from those parts. So is this band. Thanks for another new discovery HB!

    Todd Roeth — June 16, 2010 @ 10:46 am

  • glad to see my peeps getting some love on the nets from reputable folks on the nets.

    i think the seeds will be in your neck of the woods in mid july.

    Sean Cannon — June 16, 2010 @ 11:17 am

  • nice! thanks for the heads up!

    browneheather — June 16, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

  • I’m pretty sure this song is kind of a ripoff of The Incredible Moses Leroy’s “1983.”

    Shaun — June 17, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

  • Can’t believe I had to move 1,000 miles from the city where I was born and then get a reco from a woman who lives in Colorado to find out about this FANTASTIC band. I’ve been camped at the band camp site, marveling at how good they are. Now the VISA is out, and I strongly suggest others do the same. Thanks HB.

    Jon Ford — June 18, 2010 @ 11:31 pm

  • wonderful! i can’t stop listening either. sometimes whatever (1000 mile) road to get us there is all part of the story.

    browneheather — June 19, 2010 @ 10:39 pm

  • i love them! thank you so much!!!

    Kathi — July 1, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

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    How The Years Pass Like Water… Fuel/Friends’ Take On The Seedy Seeds — September 8, 2010 @ 7:31 am

  • hello, a quick note to say that this song you shared has really stuck with me since I saw it posted. it is a beautiful song

    drew — February 16, 2015 @ 4:23 am

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

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