New Audio: The Budos Band Release a Funky and Cinematic New Single

I’ve written and photographed the acclaimed Staten Island-based instrumental act The Budos Band a number of times over the years, and as you may recall the which is comprised of Jared Tankel (baritone sax), Tom Brenneck (guitar), John Carbonella (congas, drums), Mike Deller (organ), Daniel Folder (bass), Andrew Greene (trumpet), Rob Lombardo (bongos, congas), Brian Profilio (drums) and Dame Rodriguez (percussion) initially developed a reputation for a sound that they described as “Afro Soul,” which draws from Ethiopian music with a soul undercurrent, and some sound of the sounds of the 60s; however, with the band’s most recent releases, they’ve moved towards what they’ve referred to as “70s Psychedelic Instrumental Music.”

The acclaimed instrumental act’s fifth album, aptly titled V is slated for an April 12, 2019 release through their longtime label home Daptone Records, and as the band’s Tom Brenneck says in press notes, the band’s forthcoming album feels like the truest sonic representation of the band as the material possesses the rock ‘n’ roll/heavy metal elements off of 2014’s Burnt Offering, as well as songs that could have easily been found on their first three albums.  The album’s latest single, the cinematic  “Arcane Rambler” is centered around a looping and whirring guitar line, boom bap-like percussion, an enormous horn line and a propulsive and incredibly tight groove — and interestingly enough, the composition, which nods at hip-hop, 70s funk, Afro funk and psych rock finds the members of the collective at arguably their loosest and trippiest.

The Budos Band will be embarking on a tour to support the new album and it includes two NYC area dates — April 5, 2019 at the Bowery Ballroom and April 6, 2019 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Check out the rest of the tour dates, with links to buy tickets below.


Tour Dates

4/5: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
w/ Menahan Street Band, Holy Hive + Special Guests
4/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
w/ Menahan Street Band, Holy Hive + Special Guests
4/18: San Francisco CA @ The Fillmore
4/19: Portland OR @ Roseland Ballroom, Soul’d Out Festival
4/20: Seattle WA @ Neumos
5/31: London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
6/1: Suffolk, UK @ Red Rooster Festival