11 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from Staten Island, The Budos Band are an imposing crew of musicians (11 members deep), at the forefront of the retro Afro-soul-funk movement. Along with their label Daptone Records (Sharon Jones, Sugarman 3, Mighty Imperials, etc.), they are redefining/revisiting what it means to be funky in the 21st century. Their first full-length album, this release sports 11 instrumental jams that are guaranteed to get even the shyest wallflower onto the dancefloor, or at the very least nodding their head to the ridiculously catchy beats. Crackshot horn section, freaky organ vamps, dirty guitar licks, polyrhythmic drum breakdowns, it's all here and then some, taking you back to the glory days of R&B that didn't rely on Photoshop and Auto-Tune. This is one of those records that you can just throw on and let it ride, no need to skip that corny skit or over-the-top slow jam, because they don't exist here. Every song on here is fantastic, with standouts like "Budos Theme," "Aynotchesh Yererfu," and "The Volcano Song." 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from Staten Island, The Budos Band are an imposing crew of musicians (11 members deep), at the forefront of the retro Afro-soul-funk movement. Along with their label Daptone Records (Sharon Jones, Sugarman 3, Mighty Imperials, etc.), they are redefining/revisiting what it means to be funky in the 21st century. Their first full-length album, this release sports 11 instrumental jams that are guaranteed to get even the shyest wallflower onto the dancefloor, or at the very least nodding their head to the ridiculously catchy beats. Crackshot horn section, freaky organ vamps, dirty guitar licks, polyrhythmic drum breakdowns, it's all here and then some, taking you back to the glory days of R&B that didn't rely on Photoshop and Auto-Tune. This is one of those records that you can just throw on and let it ride, no need to skip that corny skit or over-the-top slow jam, because they don't exist here. Every song on here is fantastic, with standouts like "Budos Theme," "Aynotchesh Yererfu," and "The Volcano Song." 

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About The Budos Band

A Staten Island-based Afro-beat, soul-jazz, and funk instrumental ensemble, the Budos Band came together at a jam session hosted by Brooklyn's Afro-beat kings, Antibalas. Specializing in horn-driven world roots funk, the band has a somewhat fluctuating lineup that includes David Guy and Andrew Greene on trumpet, Cochemea Gastelum on tenor sax, Jared Tankel on baritone sax, Daisy Sugarman on flute, Thomas Brenneck on guitar, Robert Lombardo on congas, Mike Deller on organ, Vincent Balestrino on tambourine and shekere, Daniel Foder on bass, and drummers Brian Profilio and John Carbonella, Jr. The group released the self-titled The Budos Band on Daptone Records in 2005 and followed it with The Budos Band II, also on Daptone, in 2007. After a tour, and a lengthy break during which individual members contributed to other artists' projects, the band reunited to record a third album, aptly titled The Budos Band III, which was released in August of 2010. The Budos Band were also willing to assist on others' recordings. They backed Blundetto (Max Guiguet) on "Mustang," the B-side of his 2011 "Voices" single. They also contributed "Black Venom" to the Resistencia Soul compilation that also featured Nicole Willis, Lee Fields, Alice Russell, Charles Bradley, and others in 2012. Speaking of Bradley, in 2013 the group backed him on his cover of Black Sabbath's "Changes" on the A-side of a non-LP single. In October of 2014 the Budos Band re-emerged with Burnt Offering, an album that diverged from the the path they'd previously carved for themselves; the set was deeply steeped in psychedelia and soundtrack grooves as well as Afro-beat and funk. ~ Steve Leggett

  • ORIGIN
    Staten Island, NY
  • GENRE
    Rock

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