Band: HARVEY DANGER
Genres: Indie / Alternative / Rock
Related artists: Sean Nelson, The Long Winters and Sleepy Kitty.
Country: Seattle, USA
Years Active: 1992-2001, 2004-2009
Song: "Little Round Mirrors"
Album: Little By Little cd
For fans of: Nada Surf, Weezer (early material) and basically any other pop/rock act that knows how to write a decent song.
HARVEY DANGER are, by most conventional standards, well-known enough for their history to be well-documented. So, I don't feel the need to go into much detail. Here's my attempt at a condensed version of the enigma that was HARVEY DANGER, and why the hell they're not a household name, like Muse or Radiohead.
Like Nada Surf, another ridiculously underrated band, HARVEY DANGER had a hit from their debut album that catapulted them into the spotlight back in 1997 with "Flagpole Sitta".
This, in part, caused the band to become a little pessimistic about things, as I'm sure it would to most people. The band went on hiatus only to reform a few years later with a calmer and more mature style of music. 'Little By Little' dropped almost all electric instruments and opted for a piano and vocal-driven record.
HARVEY DANGER disbanded in 2009, for what seems like a final time. The vocalist Sean Nelson recently released his first solo album. I've heard it, but haven't really absorbed it yet. My first thought? It's no HARVEY DANGER.
1997 - Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone? cdLP
1999 - Save It For Later cd single
2000 - King James Version cdLP
2004 - Sometimes You Have To Work On Christmas cdEP
2005 - Cream and Bastards Rise cdEP
2006 - Little By Little cdLP
2006 - Little By Little 2xcd (includes bonus disc, which I will post once I get it)
2009 - Dead Sea Scrolls cd/mp3 (out-of-print/live/demo record)
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HARVEY DANGER - "Sad Sweetheart of the Radio" (from 'King James Version')
HARVEY DANGER - "Save It For Later" (single)
HARVEY DANGER - "Private Helicopter" (from 'Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?')
HARVEY DANGER - "Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas" (single)
HARVEY DANGER has posted a few albums for free online