Making cute, passionate Indie Pop with an electronic backbone and a folksy heart (banjo, acoustic guitar and accordion are the main instrumentation), The Seedy Seeds are one of the most interesting bands in Cincinnati. They also might be the most beloved.
Everyone from Punk rockers to Indie hipsters have taken to the band, which is set to follow up its 2007 debut CD, Change States, with Count the Days. The new disc is being released in conjunction with a CD release show Oct. 17 at the Southgate House.
We asked one-half of the band, Mike Ingram (Margaret Weiner is the other half), some cool questions. Next, we’re asking for one of those high fives.
Q: What’s the coolest thing about you?
Ingram: If you ask a lot of people, it’s my high fives.
Q: What can fans expect from your new album?
Ingram: Count the Days is the most ambitious thing either of The Seedy Seeds have ever done.
It’s taken more than a year of writing and arranging, and we’re really, really happy with how it’s turned out. This album shows how far our sound has developed over the past couple of years and how we feel we’re really starting to hit our stride with our songwriting and playing. It’s much more dynamic and deep while still being dancey and poppy.
Q: Who’s the coolest person you know?
Ingram: Wow, I don’t know. (Recording engineer/musician) Mike Montgomery is pretty cool. He has the best recording studio in town (Candyland), plays guitar really loud, never sleeps, skateboards and is also good at carpentry.
THE SEEDY SEEDS host a CD listening party for their new CD, Count the Days, 7 p.m. Friday at Shake It Records in Northside. The band also plays the MidPoint Music Festival Sept. 26 at The Subway.
PHOTO COURTESY DANNY NADER