The Hempsteadys release debut album

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Submitted by -The Hempsteadys Tue, 11/03/2015 - 8:16 pm

The Hempsteadys, an 11-piece rocksteady group from New London, Connecticut, are set to release their debut album, El Amor De Los Muertos November 3. The album is a rock(steady) opera - a love story featuring classic movie monsters as the cast and the band's horn-soaked rocksteady reggae as the soundtrack.

It’s not everyday a band releases a concept album as their debut full length, but The Hempsteadys are anything but conventional. The band melds the traditional sounds of late ‘60s Jamaica, Motown and early British punk with the modern soul of Daptone Records and reggae rhythms of contemporaries such as The Aggrolites and The Slackers.