The Appleseed Cast

Formed in Lawrence, KS in 1997.

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Sound description: Driving yet gentle, intimate yet aggressive, dynamic and complex, their records are not merely collections of songs but stories that unfold to reveal timeless inspiration with each listen.

Similar to: Mineral, Sunny Day Real Estate, Camber, Starmarket, Brandtson, Sigur Ros and Spiritualized.


Alt / Indie rock, Experimental / Noise


Name Released Label
Album cover The End of The Ring Wars 1998 Deep Elm
Album cover Mare Vitalis 1999 Deep Elm
Album cover Low Level Owl: Volume 1 2001 Deep Elm
Album cover Lost Songs 2002 Deep Elm
Album cover Low Level Owl: Volume 2 2002 Deep Elm
Album cover Two Conversations 2003 Tiger Style
Album cover Peregrine 2006 Militia Group
Album cover Sagarmatha 2009 Militia Group


Appleseed Cast met in California and first appeared on Deep Elm's "A Million Miles Away: The Emo Diaries, Chapter Two" with an unreleased song "Max." They released their debut full-length "The End of The Ring Wars" in 1998 on Deep Elm and moved to Lawrence that year. There they met drummer Josh Baruth (Vosotros, Everest) and bassist Marc Young.

AC hooked up with Ed Rose and Red House Studios for "Mare Vitalis" and "Low Level Owl" Vol. 1 and 2. Working with Rose helped AC expand their sonic craftiness and thresh out their epic compositions. AC soon became a fixture on the Lawrence scene, playing shows with The Get Up Kids and the Anniversary.

The band's inaugural trip to Europe included dates with Jimmy Eat World and International Noise Conspiracy.

The band released "Lost Songs" in October 2002. Of the total nine "lost songs," four songs include basic tracks that were completed in 1999. In 2002, additional guitars, keyboards and effects were added to those four songs, five new songs were recorded and all mixing and vocal recording was completed.

Drummer Nathan Richardson replaced Josh Baruth in 2005, and four years later John Momberg replaced Richardson.