MP3 Leak of the Week: The Black Seeds

MP3 Leak of the Week: The Black Seeds

The Black Seeds will release a 20-track deluxe version of their latest album Dust And Dirt, on November 19th on Easy Star Records. This special release features seven additional bonus tracks. In celebration of this release, The Pier is giving away their song “Frostbite”, this week only…

You can download the latest song “Frostbite”, for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday Nov. 22nd. Read more below…

The Black Seeds – “Frostbite”

“Frostbite” Background:

“Frostbite is a fresh down tempo driving track with a killer vocal and catchy synth hook. We’re excited to release this Deluxe Version of ‘Dust And Dirt’ says keyboardist Nigel Patterson.

Having just won the award for “Best Roots Album” at the 2012 New Zealand Music Awards, Dust And Dirt was originally released in April where it debuted at #1 on the New Zealand album charts and topped the iTunes reggae charts in North America and Europe.

The 20-Track Deluxe Version includes the extended speaker-shuddering “Daddy Vad” remix of “Wide Open” by DJ Vadim, a trademark smoked-up dub re-working of “Dust And Dirt” by UK producer Prince Fatty, and the new unreleased track “Toon-A-Loon.” The Seeds go back to their roots with dub versions of three more album tracks, and an extended DJ Edit of “Don’t Turn Around.”

You can pick up the new 20-Track Delux Version of Dust And Dirt on iTunes, by clicking HERE

The Black Seeds Bio/Background:

The Blacks Seeds are wildly popular in their native country, and around the globe. Since their debut in 2001, the band has released a total of five studio albums, one live album, along with several songs featured on international compilations, including The Pier’s Pacific Island Sampler last summer. Every studio album to date has gone at least platinum. The Black Seeds’ third album “Into the Dojo” went double platinum, and received international attention and serious airplay in Europe. The Black Seeds fifth, and most recent, album “Dust and Dirt” was released on Easy Star Records in April 2012, and is poised to set a new standard for The Black Seeds and the genre as a whole. In the album’s first week it peaked at number one on New Zealand iTunes, number three on the U.S. iTunes reggae chart and number three on the U.S. Amazon reggae chart.

In April, The Black Seeds completed a successful two-week North American tour spanning both coasts and Canada. Following that, they performed at many of Europe’s major music festivals over the summer including Sziget, Lowlands, and Summer Sundae.

The Black Seeds Tour Dates:
December 1 @ Mudhouse Winery & Cafe. Waipara, NZ
December 8 @ Alana Estate. Martinborough, NZ
December 16 @ Villa Maria Estate. Auckland, NZ
December 29 @ Rhythm & Vines. Gisborne, NZ
December 30 @ Peats Ridge Festival. NSW, AUS
December 31 @ Quit The City Festival. Auckland, NZ
February 9, 2013 @ Shotover Sunshine Festival. Queenstown, NZ
March 2, 2013 @ Homegrown Festival. Wellington, NZ

The Black Seeds Links:
The Black Seeds “Behind The Beat”
The Black Seeds Website
The Black Seeds Facebook

Huge thanks again to The Black Seeds for sharing their latest track “Frostbite” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!

Article By: Mike Patti
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