New Audio: The Budos Band Return with an Ennio Morricone-like 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 the act 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 most band’s most recent releases, their sound has evolved towards what they’ve referred to as “70s Psychedelic Instrumental Music.”

Now, as you may recall, the acclaimed Staten Island-based act’s fifth full-length album, the 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 first single “Arcane Rambler” featured a composition that nodded at hip-hop, 70s fuck, Afro funk and psych rock — and in a way that found them at arguably their loosest and trippiest.  V‘s latest single is the Ennio Morricone-like “Veil of Shadows,” a composition that’s centered around reverb-drenched guitar, shimmering and soaring organs and a big Western/Mexican-like horn arrangement — and as a result, the track possesses a cinematic quality; in fact, to my ears, it sounds as though it should have been part of the soundtrack for Kill Bill.

 

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