WEEED is...

Gabriel Seaver - guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards

Mitchy Fosnaugh - guitar, vocals, flute

John Goodhue - drums

Evan Franz - drums

Ian Hartley - percussion

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WEEED is an American biocosmic rock n roll band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 2009. The band consists of Gabriel Seaver (guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards), Mitchy Fosnaugh (guitar, vocals, flute), John Goodhue (drums), Evan Franz (drums), and Ian Hartley (percussion).

Do You Fall? is our seventh studio album.

“A wild electric ride that is rippling with psych rock, jazz and krautrock references – while, at the same time, never losing sight of their doom origins.”
               - The Wire

“A wild electric ride that is rippling with psych rock, jazz and krautrock references – while, at the same time, never losing sight of their doom origins.”
        - The Wire

“A wild electric ride that is rippling with psych rock, jazz and krautrock references – while, at the same time, never losing sight of their doom origins.”
                  - The Wire

Originally formed between Gabriel Seaver, Mitch Fosnaugh and John Goodhue in the summer of 2008 on Bainbridge Island, WA the band communed around a singular vision to create heavy music. Over their first three albums, the trio developed their intricately crafted long form doom metal, which they jokingly dubbed, "hippie metal".

Their 4th and 5th albums standout as a transformative maturing period where they invited Evan Franz to join them on an additional drum kit and started infusing their heavy psych sound with jazz, prog, new age, and overtone singing. The band was asked to headline Mexicadelia Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico and toured throughout Jalisco. At that point WEEED had fully relocated to Portland, OR to create their next album You Are the Sky, which saw the addition of percussionist, Ian Hartley to round out their 3 headed drum arrangement. You Are the Sky incorporated more complex rhythms and time signatures while continuing the long form thunder packed compositions with a higher fluidity, idiosyncrasy, and unity to their sound.

WEEED followed their release with two tours opening for Kikagaku Moyo through Western North America. They spent the fall of 2019 touring across Europe for the first time. Upon return, they begun preparations for the release of their 7th album, Do You Fall? This album was strongly influenced by folk music and North & West African songs and rhythms.

Over the group’s 13 years of playing together, they continue their desire to explore the boundaries of the members' abilities to connect with each other; to become, in essence, one mind; to use non-verbal mechanisms of music, cued or not, to break down psychic and emotional barriers of distinction and difference that separate and atomize. WEEED's dedication to their collectivist mode of creation has been informed by interests in mycology, botany, poetry, astrology, and perhaps most formatively, Buddhist principles and imagery.

The fruits of these influences are noticeable throughout the lyrics and visual representations that accompany their songs. They have played hundreds of shows across North America, Mexico, and Europe, sharing the stage with the likes of Earth, Om, Acid Mothers Temple, Dead Meadow, Wand, Connan Mockasin, Kikagaku Moyo, and many others.