Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Black Seeds - Solid Ground -2008-
(Dub, Reggae)

From: Wellington, New Zealand

Solid Ground is the follow-up to The Black Seeds stellar third album Into The Dojo. These New Zealanders effortlessly blend reggae, dub, funk and soul into one of the most cohesive, danceable and singalong sounds you've ever heard. Led by guitarist/vocalist Barnaby Weir, The Black Seeds are an eight-piece band who know how to layer guitar, keys and horns atop a foundation of bass and percussion while keeping things sounding raw and live at the same time. The Black Seeds manage to play beyond the normal boundaries of reggae and make a sound all their own. Plus Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords fame used to be part of the family. How cool is that. Just really good music here folks!

The Black Seeds - Come To Me

The Black Seeds - Slingshot

The Black Seeds - Take Your Chances

The Black Seeds - One Step at a Time