US Indie/College rock band from Seattle, Washington that formed in 1992 and found a measure of success thanks to their their "Flagpole Sitta" single lifted from the 1997 "Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?" debut album.This was followed up with the "King James Version" album from 2000 but due to what the band refers to as "elaborate corporate reshuffling" they were unable to maintain the momentum. The band went on an indefinite hiatus in 2001, and drummer Evan Sult relocated to Chicago. Three years later the members happened to meet in the studio again and begun writing new material. Michael Welke joined as new drummer, and the "Little By Little..." album was released independently in September 2005. In an unusual move for the time, it was also made available as a free download, with a CD re-release on Kill Rock Stars appearing in 2006.In May 2009 the band announced that Harvey Danger was to be finally put to rest.
Harvey Danger were a rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1992, and rose to prominence in 1998 with the single "Flagpole Sitta", from their debut album "Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?". The band released a new album in 2005, Little by Little..., after the five year hiatus that followed the release of their sophomore album "King James Version". Harvey Danger has a devoted cult following but is widely considered to be a one-hit wonder, mainly due to limited mainstream radio airplay and a lack of decent record deals.
The band is little known in Europe, for the same reasons but also because the band focuses on selling themselves in America (especially Seattle), thus making it very difficult for fans to get albums in Europe. The original drummer Evan Sult moved to Chicago and now drums in the band Bound Stems. He has been replaced by Michael Welke, formerly of the band No. 226.
The single ''Flagpole Sitta'' is also the theme song to the popular British comedy show 'Peep Show'.
They are offering their new album "Little by Little" free of charge on their website. http://harveydanger.com/downloads/
As of May 28, 2009, they announced on their website they've called it quits. According to them their decision was mutual and they feel the band has run its course.
Harvey Danger was a rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1992, and rose to prominence in 1998 with the single "Flagpole Sitta." On August 29, 2009, the band played its final show at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle.