Sunday, May 4, 2014

Song Of The Week: 5/4/14

Song: "Fur Cue"

Artist: Seether

Album: "Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray"

Year: 2011

"Fur Cue" is a song that appears to be about someone who is fed up with and has had enough of someone else's lies and deceptions. The vocalist is clearly sick of playing her games and can see clearly just how fake she really is. I get a feeling that her looks still make him smile, but her act and her personality has worn thin on him. Seether formed as a band back in 1999, hailing from South Africa. Originally, they went under the moniker Saron Gas and independently released one album under that name called "Fragile". In 2002, the band officially changed their name to Seether and dropped their first album, "Disclaimer". This album featured the singles "Fine Again", "Driven Under" and "Gasoline". In 2004, a reworked and revamped version of "Disclaimer" was released under the name "Disclaimer II". This album featured all the songs from "Disclaimer" as well as some new tracks and remixed versions. It also featured a newly recorded version of the song "Broken" with guest vocals from Amy Lee from Evanescence. This track was Seether's stepping stone to mainstream success as a band. In 2005, the band released "Karma And Effect" which debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 charts. Singles such as "Remedy", "Truth" and "The Gift" helped this album become gold certified. In 2006, an acoustic gig in Philadelphia was recorded and packaged as a cd/dvd called "One Cold Night". 2007 saw the band release "Finding The Beauty In Negative Spaces". This album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 charts and featured the singles "Fake It", "Breakdown" and "Rise Above This", a song written as a tribute to vocalist Shaun Morgan's brother who committed suicide. "Rise Above This" would go on to reach #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. In 2011, Seether released "Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray". This album was their highest charting effort, reaching #2 on the Billboard 200 charts. The album was produced by famed Pearl Jam producer Brendan O'Brien and featured the single "Country Song". In 2013, Seether released a greatist hits compilation called "Seether: 2002-2013". Along with their hit singles, the album also featured three newly recorded tracks, including a cover of Veruca Salt's "Seether", the song which is credited for which the band chose it's name. Currently, the beginning of 2014 saw Seether getting together and working hard on their new album. Titled "Isolate And Medicate", the album is due out in July of 2014 and the first single on the album is "Words As Weapons". Seether is a post-grunge, alternative rock type band. They have toured with the likes of Evanescence, Three Days Grace, Finger Eleven, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down and Staind and their sound is very similar to all of those bands, some heavy riffs, focus on melody and sing-a-long choruses. Their lyrics have a bit of a dark edge to them, paying homage to early 90's grunge.

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