Thursday, January 23, 2014

Team Dynamite: Shepherd's Delight CD

Team Dynamite follow up the highly successful digital-only release of Shepherd's Delight via Bandcamp last year with a physical release, because some people just can't get the internetz and want CDs, or our landfills aint done yet and we need more CDs clogging up the ozone. Or something.

The album is out February 7th, and features guest spots from Lui Silk (Homebrew) @Peace, tonga vaea and Che Fu. They've thrown in a bonus track too, not on the original digital release.

[dunno who wrote this press release bleow, but read it, it's gold]

"Team Dynamite's music will make you dance at a funeral. It'll turn John Kirwan into Jason Gunn. It's the kind of thing that should come in pill form with a little picture of a dove carved into it. Its music that sounds like it was made for summer. It makes board shorts actually look cool. It makes salt water taste good and played twice a day, it'll make your plants grow up to 3 times faster. Its the kind of music that makes you wanna hug the bus driver because he opened the door for you. It's feel good music.

The two lead lyricists of the group, Tony Tee's and Lucky Lance have a chemistry that sounds like the day Mario met Luigi. Their partnership reminds you a bit of A Tribe Called Quest or Outkast but with a a distinct New Zealand style that's easy to relate to. 

Hearing them swap verses is like watching a Walter Little pass to Frank Bunce. They're like the Samoan Bill and Tedd. Like a Bert and Ernie duet. Like the perfect double date for Salt N Peppa. Like the bushwackers on ecstasy. Like what Milo and Ottis would sound like if they could flow. Like Lethal Weapon without the mullets. Like Green Eggs and Ham. Or like Boom and Bap. They just go together.

Musically the sound is driven by Auckland's most lovable horsey face, Haz Beats (Home Brew / Young Gifted & Broke). His style sounds something like Minnie Riperton and Mike Tyson's love child. It's smooth but strong at the same time. 

Its the kind of sound that will bounce perfectly off your garage walls on a Friday night. In the summer, its the music that will make you wanna shake your head to get the water out of your ears. It'll make you feel like there's sand in your speakers. Its so perfectly suited for summer it almost sounds like the high hats were sampled from two cicadas making love."

There's some live shows to plug the physical product...

AUCKLAND: Friday 7th February @ Galatos*
WELLINGTON: Friday 14th February @ Puppies*
RAGLAN: Saturday 15th February @ The Yot Club 
*tickets on sale now from

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