The Lord of the Rings films put New Zealand's beauty and creative spirit on the pop culture map. Flight of the Conchords revealed New Zealand's unique wit. Now reggae/soul sensations The Black Seeds — Conchord friends and former band mates — are ready to take listeners one step deeper into the Other Down Under, with infectious grooves, slamming brass, and booty shaking beats on the group's first North American release, Solid Ground.
Dust And Dirt is the fifth studio album from New Zealand’s reggae-soul heavyweights The Black Seeds. It is the follow up to their last Easy Star Release, Solid Ground. The record features the band’s sound evolving even further, drawing on funk, soul, afrobeat and other world music styles to complement their strong reggae base.
The third studio album by The Black Seeds was originally released in 2006 and featured some of the band’s biggest radio hits in their native New Zealand, including “One By One” and “Cool Me Down,” which hit #26 on the charts in that country. It spent 5 consecutive weeks at #1 in NZ and achieved over double-platinum status. This was the last record to include band member Bret McKenzie, later of Flight Of The Conchords and The Muppets.
The second studio album by The Black Seeds came out originally in 2004 and hit double platinum in their native New Zealand. The song “So True” peaked at #32 on the NZ charts, while “Turn It Around” and “Fire” were also released as singles.
Produced by the Black Seeds’ guitarist Mike Fabulous, Solid Ground oozes with the band’s distinctive flavor - from the heavy-hitting, Karma-inspired "Slingshot" and darker reggae/dub-infused tracks like "Send a Message" and "The Bubble," to infectious reggae gems like "Take Your Chances," "Love Is A Radiation" and "Come To Me," and the funk/soul filled "Rotten Apple" and "Afrophone." The North American release adds three bonus tracks
including the funky soul instrumental "Year Of The Pig" and a dub version of "Strugglers."
Download version of the Dust And Dirt album, available in MP3 128K or lossless FLAC.
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Download version of the On The Sun album, available in MP3 128K or lossless FLAC.
Download version of the Solid Ground album, available in MP3 128K or lossless FLAC.
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