If there’s one jam band that needs to be on your Livetronica radar, its Greener Grounds. This five member group has really emerged this summer, headlining local venues and playing a handful of Colorado festivals. If you need any convincing whatsoever, simply give their new EP Photosynthesis a listen (free DL link below). Greener Grounds is a compliment to every band that makes up the current Colorado jam scene. Whether you’re a STS9, a Lotus, or an Umphrey’s McGee kid, Greener Grounds will in some way or another intrigue your ears and ignite your soul.

Photosynthesis is comprised of five original tracks that stem from psychedelic and sonic influences. The “Spacey” sound of the synths and the orchestral balance of the instruments provide a very consistent and melodic energy (Spacey synths are so hott right now). The EP is easy to both listen and dance to, and does not fall short of displaying the band’s variety in style. My personal favorites off Photosynthesis are “Neptune,” and “Pulsar.” Neptune, because of the stellar guitar and almost angelic sounding melody. Pulsar, because of the sexy ass synths in the beginning and the funky bass playing. Even though each track is crucial to the EP as a whole, these two really seem to resonate with my ear balls.

Over the weekend I had the chance to see their set at ARISE Music Festival, which was by far my favorite set of their’s to date! They played on a tent stage just as the sun was going down and people started to come out of hiding from the heat all day. It didn’t take long for the tent to fill up with rage ready festy goers, and it felt good to stand amongst a big group of their loyal fans and friends up front (Damn, those kids know how to party). One of the best parts was having the one and only Kevin Donohue from Sunsquabi sit in during Pulsar. Kevin is without a doubt one of the most up and coming artists in Colorado, so if he’s down to jam with you publicly, you guys must be doing something right (Kevin, if you’re reading this, stop blushing – its true). I was sad to hear their set end,  but being as talented as they are, Its inevitable that I will be seeing a lot of this fine group of gentleman in the near future.

If you’re in the area, make sure you come see their show at Cervante’s Otherside on August 29th with Digital Beat Down and Kinetic Groove. The band will also be announcing their Fall Tour Dates next Tuesday, August 18th! I’m particularly excited for them to be included on this year’s lineup at Resonance Music and Arts Festival alongside some of my personal favorites including Papadosio, Dopapod, TAUK, and The Main Squeeze. Get to know the band better by checking out their Facebook and following their SoundCloud. You can also listen and download their Photosynthesis EP right here for FREE.

“Through music, Greener Grounds conveys a positive message uplifting their listeners through promoting a message of a greener world with goals of environmental sustainability, connected consciousness, and unity.”

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