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Old 06-13-2010, 12:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Black Seeds

Man, I thought surely we already had a thread on these guys. But seeing that we dont...

Here we have another band hailing from New Zealand, which seems to be putting out a stream of fantastic music. These guys are similar to Fat Freddy's Drop with the dub, reggae and soul sound, but have a little more funk and afrobeat thrown into the mix.









If you liked any of that, you should check out this website right now...they are giving away a free Summer Sampler download, which includes tracks from their last album Solid Ground and a few new ones as well. Check it!
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Black Seeds are wicked. But I'd say their sound is more reggae than funk though.

Here is a track by the frontman Barnaby Weir which was included on the Conscious Roots compilation. Very quirky, and the bassline is sick.



Here's a bit of trivia but you may already know: Bret MacKenzie from the Flight of the Concords used to be a member. This track has Bret on lead vocals, from the album Into the Dojo:

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Old 06-30-2010, 05:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Brilliant Summer headphone music and this track is such a groupie magnet I'm sure!

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these guys rock!! i thought they only had one album though "into the dojo"
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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These guys are Great! seen the Black Seeds and Fat Freddy's Live and they put on amazing performances every time!
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Off to see them in Chch early September. I love On the Sun it stayed in my stereo pretty much all Summer long not last year but year before. Have yet to hear Solid Ground though.
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Off to see them in Chch early September. I love On the Sun it stayed in my stereo pretty much all Summer long not last year but year before. Have yet to hear Solid Ground though.
Solid Ground is decent but I find the second half a bit weaker than the first. My fav track on it is probably this instrumental.
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Free 8-track sampler from the Black Seeds! Click here --> The Black Seeds - Free Christmas Download Offer!.
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Free 8-track sampler from the Black Seeds! Click here --> The Black Seeds - Free Christmas Download Offer!.
Many thanks for this
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some dude was posting about a group called black roots, I wonder if they sprouted from black seeds

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