Seaweed to reunite

The early stuff didn’t quite do it for me but I put Seaweed’s 1993 release, Four, up there among the best CDs of the ’90s. Just writing about this now is making me dig out ’95’s excellent Spanaway (which saw the band jump from SubPop to Hollywood Records) for a spin. Sadly, the band split up after ’99’s Actions and Indications (Merge Records). A recent blog entry on the band’s MySpace page by guitarist Wade Neal indicates not only a reunion show but work on a new record.

Here’s what Neal says:

Wade Neal here. Well, the reunion show is a go.

All rumors are true. Seaweed is getting it together to do a reunion show at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s greatest music festival. Date/place/time is September 2 at the EMP Sky Church-9:30 PM.

The band is shockingly thrilled to get back together and play in front of our friends and fans once again. All members have returned except they are now playing with long-time friend Jesse Fox of Polecat and Leuko, two excellent NW bands.

Also Jesse and I are working hard on new tracks as well in a shack in South Tacoma–demos should be complete by the end of summer.

The best Seaweed album is yet to come. Tentative title-Small Engine Repair.

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