have been hard at work since they emerged onto the scene at SxSW in 2009, working with guys like Jim Eno from Spoon, touring with Jenny Lewis and the Heartless Bastards, and releasing two EP's. Here's a look at their newly released video for the song "Shake" off their self-titled debut album.
"Shake's" funky guitar intro paves the way for a dark and hypnotizing chorus, and culminates in a smooth yet striking guitar solo. The ominous and haunting vocals, groovy vibe, and depiction of an entranced dance loving stalker put this video somewhere between Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and Helen Reddy's "Angie Baby."
"We dare you not to like this" - Indie Naked Magazine raves to the single "Counting Backwards". Touring the South can be hard for other bands but The Grenadines tell their tale in striking clarity, creating hauntingly orchestral moments and contagious melodies as they travel. They've forged their way onto the music scene with a striking presence which cannot be ignored, opening for Jenny Lewis and The Heartless Bastards in the summer of 09 and continuing to move forward. Two EP's have been released, a Lynn Bridges and Grenadines-recorded collaboration known as "Carousel" and another self-titled collection recorded by Andy LeMaster. Since their 2009 performance at SxSW, they've been working with Jim Eno from Spoon to release a full-length album.
Michael and Lauren Shackelford, Bama-born, from multi-generational musical families and visionary artists, immerse themselves in the chronicles of love and loss they craft. The songs simply hypnotize as a "...psychedelic rock and roll trip. Sometimes slow and droning and sometimes upbeat" - NPR. The Grenadines' stories are hard-earned. They've expertly crafted their vocal interchanges while performing with Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes), Orenda Fink (Azure Ray), and Bear In Heaven. They've been heard from The 40-Watt in Athens, Nashville's The Basement, and The Bottletree in their very own Birmingham. The Grenadines intend to find ever wider landscapes for their impressive musical backdrops. As one singer put it, "It's make or break time".