Wednesday, January 25, 2006

belt



there have been so many buzz-worthy british indierock bands in the last few years and while i've been a fan of quite of few of them, i have not so instantly connected with any brit band as much as i did with one that never really made much of a splash here in the states. that would be the band Seafood. they began in the late nineties, releasing a number of singles on Fierce Panda records. i had discovered them via the success of their labelmates, the Llama Farmers, on the college station i was working at. in 1999 they released Surviving the Quiet, which went on to be one of top five albums that year and had three top 100 singles in the u.k. if would be two years before the album was released domestically, albeit without much fanfare. i never understood how they didn't take off here. the band sounds very american, emulating the better parts of Pavement and Sebadoh, bands that many people, including myself, are emphatic about. it was kind of a no-brainer. that year the group recorded their sophomore effort, When Do We Start Fighting?, in new york with eli janney of GvsB. in a last gasp to find an american audience the group toured in 2002 with Dashboard Confessional (much to my dismay because i couldn't afford that ticket at the time). while a 2004 release never quite made it here, Seafood plans to release their fourth album later this year and perhaps more people will be ready for it unless it's still early to be nostalgic for a decidingly nineties college radio sound.

Seafood "Belt"

http://www.seafood.uk.com/

2 Comments:

At 9:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Seafood. Haven't heard their name mentioned in a good few years. What an excellent choice, I'll have to go and dig out their albums now!

 
At 11:26 PM, Blogger elle said...

cool. something else to look forward to this year.

 

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