The Seedy Seeds have set some astonishing benchmarks for themselves in just three years. Arising from a chance meeting between Mike Ingram and Margaret Weiner at a friend’s birthday party, the Seeds have quickly become a scene favorite. Buzz on the duo’s early shows made them one of the city’s most anticipated new acts and their 2007 debut album, Change States, earned them a well deserved pair of Cincinnati Entertainment Awards trophies (Best New Artist and Best Experimental/Electronic Band).
The Seedy Seeds’ Electronic Americana sound has been infectiously appealing, but they didn’t start with that result in mind.
On paper, The Seedy Seeds doesn’t even seem probable.
When the pair met in 2005, Cincinnati native Ingram had been a member of 25 local groups, while Weiner, a Virginian relocated for work, had never been in a band. The Seeds began with a third member on bass, but she dropped out due to school/work conflicts. The duo moved forward as a twosome rather than forcing another member into the mix.
The past year has been a whirlwind as the Seeds have jostled their schedule to include writing and recording their excellent new album, Count the Days, consistently playing shows, and organizing an interesting tribute to … well, themselves. Sort of. When Count the Days hits the street, a mirror version of Count the Days (minus the Seeds’ cover of renowned children’s songwriter Sarah Pirtle’s “My Roots Go Down”), attributed to The Friends of The Seedy Seeds, will be released simultaneously.
The Seedy Seeds host a CD release party Friday at The Southgate House with The Sheds, Lightning Love! and DJ Evan Scott.
Read an interview with the band here.