One of our favorite bands G.P.G.D.S. has just released their 2nd album.Â This “best of” live album from select shows in 2008 and 2009 features original songsÂ that fans from Maine to California have grown to love over the years. The production on this album which blends soundboard and audience recordings gives an intense live sound that brings the feel of a night out with Giant Panda to your headphones.
Rarely will you find a band with such a uniqueÂ roots reggae sound. The band has the ability to channel the essences and improv of the Grateful Dead and seamlessly blend it with dub and roots reggae the likes of which haven’t been seen since the 70’s.
We saw them at Club Infinity a few years ago and they blew us away with their melodic dubs and soulful lyrics.Â With this release G.P.G.D.SÂ continue’s to prove that new original roots reggae is alive and well in 2009.
If you’re a die hard roots reggae/dub fan from the old days or just a casual listener looking to add something more than Bob Marley to your reggae collection do your ears a favor and pickup a copy of this live album.
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Here’s what the band had say about the album:
LIVE UP! is the closing statement of Giant Pandaâ€™s former six-piece lineup, as they are now forging ahead as a quartet.
“The reality of this band is that we’re always evolving â€” musically, spiritually, and within our own circle,” says GPGDS bassist James Searl. “LIVE UP! documents the sound and chemistry that six people shared with each other and crowds around the nation. Weâ€™re excited about the future as a quartet, and eager to explore new territories.”
1. Blacktoke ^
2. International Mother *
3. Seasons Change –
4. Easy Way Out +
5. Pollen Song –
6. Redrico #
7. Pockets +
8. In These Times #
9. Times Reprise *
10. Work Very Hard *
11. Dub One *
^Â 7.11.08 Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Bellvue, CO
*Â Â 3.13.09 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
-Â Â 10.17.08 Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
+Â 10.18.08 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
#Â 10.10.08 Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO
Release date: November 24, 2009
Now available at: iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, eMusic, Lala
Check out the bands tour page for upcoming shows on their winter tour.