Ballantynes- Dark Drives, Life Signs LP. Lace up your wingtips and set your curls, because the Ballantynes are burning up the dance floor with their debut LP, ‘Dark Drives, Life Signs’. Vancouver’s Ballantynes have long been one of the city’s most exciting live acts notably known for their kinetic live shows and that’s totally captured in the moment on this energetic full length. The Ballantynes are very obvious disciples of the Stax / Motown lienage of rock ‘n soul. They've created a powerhouse of a band rooted in deep, soulful male vocals and sultry harmonious female vocals. This allows them to pay homage to the stylings of Otis Redding in one song and then seamlessly slide into the next track that will touch on the hallmarks of Carla Thomas. The sextet's brand of swaggering '60s garage rock-meets-classic R&B is in full swing here as they belt it out with those sultry male/female harmonies, boomin' base lines, a horn section and a groovin' organ. ‘Dark Drives, Life Signs’ is a soul shakin’ album for the now generation beaming with 12 red hot scorchers. The LP includes a nice looking two sided printed inner dust sleeve with lyrics and band photos as well. Import from Canada.