"The Appleseed Cast" is an indie rock band based in Lawrence, Kansas and is currently comprised of singer/guitarist Christopher Crisci, guitarist Aaron Pillar, bassist Marc Young and drummer Nathan Richardson. The talented, predominately guitar-based band's music has gradually evolved in a relatively short space of time (arguably due to a combination of line-up changes and natural musical progression) from intense, heavy emo indebted to such acts as Mineral and Sunny Day Real Estate to a unique "post-rock" sound hinging on inventive, intricate drumming, subtle guitar arpeggios and impassioned vocals.
The band formed in 1997 in Southern California with Crisci and Pillar joining bassist Jason Wickersheim and drummer Louie Ruiz under the name December's Tragic Drive (derived from lyrics of the song, "Seven" by Sunny Day Real Estate). The following year, the band - now billed as The Appleseed Cast - signed to Deep Elm Records out of North Carolina and released their debut album, ''The End Of The Ring Wars,'' an album which met with considerable approval from the emo and underground scenes, as incendiary tracks like "Marigold & Patchwork" were essentially blueprints for th...
|country||United States of America|
|years active||1997 – Present|
|music genre||Indie Rock|
|current members|| Christopher Crisci|
Nathan "Jr." Richardson
|past members|| Louie Ruiz (1997-99)|
Jason Wickersheim (1997-00)
Josh Baruth (1999-04)
Jordan Geiger (Touring Keyboardist)
|website|| Official Site|
http://www.myspace.com/theappleseedcast MySpace Page