The Grenadines @ Drake Underground

The Grenadines
The Grenadines @ Drake Underground

. : : November 13th, 2011 : : .


Guess we might as well keep the Birmingham, Alabama-based bands who opened for Maria Taylor theme going.


I posted about Dead Fingers last week, but since discovered that I also neglected to post the night’s first opening band, The Grenadines.


You’d be forgiven if you haven’t heard of them. Looks like after a couple of lowkey EPs, a self-titled LP on a small indie label, and maybe about four active years, the band called it quits. There’s little online of the husband and wife team of Lauren and Michael Shackelford (not to mention guitarist David Swatzell) that hasn’t been scrubbed, but what there is appears to be overwhelmingly positive.


Their pop-infused psychedelic rock is infectious, hook-filled and fun that captured the attention of influential indie stalwarts such as Jenny Lewis, Jim Eno, and Andy LeMaster.