The Black Seeds Announce New Studio Album
The Black Seeds will release their highly anticipated new studio album Dust And Dirt on Monday 9 April through Rhythmethod / DRM and worldwide from Tuesday 10 April.
The long awaited follow up to 2008's Solid Ground, Dust and Dirt marks an exciting new chapter for the multi platinum selling Wellington band whose fan base has spread around the world in recent years.
Self recorded and produced in their Wellington studio, the 13-track album introduces new sounds and styles not heard on previous releases whilst retaining the trademark sound that has seen the band remain one of New Zealand's premiere acts for the past decade.
''Working in our own studio gave us the freedom to get the best out of ourselves over a longer period of time, and to trial new techniques and tones with Mike Fabulous at the controls,'' says singer/guitarist Barnaby Weir.
The result is an album that truly reflects the sum of its parts with all six band members injecting their influences and creative energies into the album's 13 tracks.
From the get-go, album opener 'Out of Light' with it's shimmering keyboards and trippy vocals showcases a re-invigorated band with a more expansive sound. 'Loose Cartilage', inspired in part by an AC/DC concert comes flying out of the traps with a beast of a riff before slipping into a funk-laden Black Seeds groove.
The chilled-out disco dub of 'Don't Turn Around', born out of a spontaneous jam before rehearsal, and the blaring horn line and varied use of instrumentation on 'Love Me Now', are testament to a band at the top of their game, revelling in their new found creative freedom.
First single 'Pippy Pip', will be released on 28 February and will be available for a limited time as a free download from the band's website.
'Dust And Dirt' will be available from all good retailers on digital, CD, plus limited edition heavy weight 12'' double gatefold vinyl.
New Zealand tour dates will be announced shortly.