The Grenadines

The Grenadines

 Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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The Green Seed are the greatest Southern Hip Hop act you’ve never heard of… Yet. Emcee’s R-Tist and C.O.M.P.L.E.T. and DJ’s FX and Jeff C are best known for their obscure samples, dense-thoughtful lyrics, and explosive stage show. They strive to change the landscape of Southern rap by keeping the core elements of hip-hop intact.

Biography

Fronted by husband and wife team Michael and Lauren Shackelford and thrust into widescreen by guitarist David Swatzell, The Grenadines have been making a name for themselves in underground circles, thanks to both a sumptuous live show and the praise from producers such as Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes, Now Its Overhead), Jim Eno {Spoon} and Lynn Bridges-- all of whom have produced tracks for the band.

The Grenadines self-titled debut released in February of this year and is pure dream-drenched rock and roll cut through a southern lens. The lead track Shake ( produced by Jeffrey Cain - Remy Zero, The Great Book of John, Isidore ) is a taut and slinky disco duet perfect for your Indian Summer dance party. This band tells their tale with a wide spectrum of sounds creating haunting orchestrations and contagious melodies that stick to the subconscious like a recurring dream.

" a psychedelic rock and roll trip"
- NPR

Touring with acts Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley, Jenny and Johnny), Bear in Heaven, White Denim, Maria Taylor, and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray), allows for a confident resume. Look for them to tour throughout this year.

Keep a look out this spring in support of this long awaited release.

"We dare you not to like this" (Indie Naked Magazine)

Discography

"Shake" {single 7"}
"Colourblind" {single 7"}
The Grenadines (self-titled) {full-length}