Michael Trent und Cary Ann Hearst aus South Carolina bilden gemeinsam das Duo Shovels&Rope. Sie kombinieren auf dem neuen Longplayer Folk, Rock & Roll, Country und Punk- Rock. "Little Seeds" ist ihr nunmehr fünftes Album. Shovels&Rope werten "Little Seeds" als ihr bisher persönlichstes Werk, was sich vor allem in den Texten widerspiegelt. Mittlerweile ist das Duo verheiratet, so dass die Musik Themen aus beider Leben aufgreift und in sehr abwechslungsreiche Musik verpackt.
Known for their honest, raw and highly distinctive
sound, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent (aka Shovels & Rope) have made
their most personal and powerful alb
um yet. As songwriters, Hearst and Trent
have earned a reputation as gifted storytellers through their music. The main
distinction between their prior work and
is that the stories here are
true and inspired by their own experiences and observ
Little Seeds reflects a pivotal and tumultuous time in their lives, and in our society. With song titles such as “Botched Execution”, “Mourning Song”, “The Last Hawk” and subject matters ranging from Alzheimer’s disease (“Invisible Man”) to over - medicating children (“Johnny Come Outside”) to racial unity (“BWYR”) , one might think Little Seeds is a hopeless and depressing work, which would be highly inaccurate. Shovels & Rope’s penchant for writing literate, Southern Gothic infused songs that exud e a dark humor, deep sentiment and the celebration of the genuine, quirky and beautiful things in life has never shined brighter than it does on Little Seeds .
Like most of their previous material, Little Seeds was recorded in the couple’s Charleston, SC home studio, and produced by Trent. Hearst and Trent wrote all the songs and played every instrument. Little Seeds is the follow up to their acclaimed 2014 release Swimmin’ Time , which debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 200, #5 on the rock chart and # 6 on the independent chart.