SEED is the funky new sound growing strong roots in Eastern Connecticut since 2009. This emerging four-piece boasts a dance party packed with exciting, new, genre-bending sounds we like to call Progressive Funk! Seed has found a sound that blends the modern day psychedelic rock, with a funk/fusion of saxophone fx and electronics. These songs cover the full spectrum, drifting from the intricate, mixed-meter sounds of Umphrey’s McGee, to the catchy head-bobbing horn lines of Lettuce and Maceo Parker. Seed is Travis Pihlman(guitar), Chris West(bass and vocals), Derek Joly(sax, keys and vocals) and Mike ‘House’ Aubin(drums).
Seed has already made a name for themselves, performing all across the Northeastern United States. Whether it’s lighting up the Main Stage at the Heads in Harmony Festival in Maine, or raging late night at the Rock n Roll Resort(NY) till 5 in the morning, Seed is growing into something big! Other notable performances include the Wormtown and Strange-Creek Music Festivals(MA), Great Bay Festival(NH), Disc Jam Festival(MA), The Big Up(NY), Jibberjazz’s Midsummer Meltdown(PA), and sharing the stage with Sam Kininger, G. Love, Kung Fu, Dopapod, The Macpodz, Consider The Source, Mark Mercier and many more.
In March 2011 Seed released their first full length, independent studio album- Taking Root. Taking Root was recorded in Bridgeport CT, by Tim Walsh(The Stepkids) and has received much positive praise throughout the jam community. The new release is currently available on iTunes, CD Baby and other major online music outlets. Seed also has a growing number of live shows available for free on archive.org