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Daptone Records is Set to Release The Budos Band’s Third Full-length Album, The Budos Band III, on August 10, 2010

Daptone Records is Set to Release The Budos Band’s Third Full-length Album, The Budos Band III, on August 10, 2010

On August 10, 2010, Daptone Records will release The Budos Band III, unleashing The Budos Band’s brazen sound and inspiring fervor among music lovers throughout the world. Produced by Bosco Mann and TNT at Daptone Records’ “House of Soul Studios” in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the band’s third full-length studio effort was conceived during weekly, beer-fueled Staten Island writing sessions – as well as more than 150 live gigs over the last two years – and recorded during a 48 hour period in January 2010.

The first single from The Budos Band III is the afro-rock burner, “Unbroken, Unshaven.”

Download the free Mp3 here

The Budos Band has confirmed a national tour in support of the new album, beginning in June and running through September 2010. Covering the U. S. and Canada, the band is performing in intimate night clubs to high profile festivals including Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park, Bumbershoot, Millennium Park in Chicago, Outside Lands in San Francisco, and multiple jazz festivals in Canada. See below for a full list of live dates.

Witness the live show intensity

The Budos Band “Super Derge” live @ Southpaw 1/16/2010

Since the release of their critically acclaimed The Budos Band II (2007), Staten Island’s sole afro-funk collective has been keeping busy. The Budos have toured Europe, the U. S. West Coast, Midwest, New Orleans, Miami, Northeast, and Canada. A mix of club dates, festivals, and the occasional high-profile private event has placed the band in front of a wide range of listeners. One two-week span at the end of the summer of 2008 saw them play jazz clubs in France, pubs in Belgium, the large Lowlands Festival in Holland, and Mark Ronson’s birthday party at a private estate outside of London.

“Heading into the studio for Budos III, I really thought we were going to make the first psychedelic, doom-rock record ever recorded at Daptone,” recounts longtime Budos de facto front man and baritone saxophonist, Jared Tankel, “but somehow it ended up sounding like a Budos record.” Stacked with tight rhythms, blistering breakbeats, blaring horns and, yes, perhaps even a tinge of psychedelic doom-rock, The Budos have been able to take their sound around the world and make a danceable mess of festival-goers from Montreal and Vancouver to Bumbershoot and High Sierra, as well as hold their own on stage with a diverse array of artists, from the Flaming Lips to Santigold, Maceo Parker to Les Claypool, Meshell Ndegeocello to Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. The unique and signature sound of The Budos has become a favorite for music supervisors to use in TV, film and video games, as well as producers who have sampled The Budos on numerous hip-hop tracks.

If the menacing album art, which features a cobra primed for the attack, is any indication of the music itself, we can expect an all out assault of the senses, with a tendency towards the venomous and psychedelic. “The end result,” as Pitchfork states, “is something so hip it could kill you in large doses—in the right doses it just plain kills.”

Tour Dates:
Sat June 5 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre (w. Les Claypool)
Fri June 11 New York, NY Rocks Off Concert Cruise
Sat June 26 Vancouver, VC Vancouver Jazz Festival @ Commodore Ballroom
Sun June 27 Calgary, AB Calgary Jazz Festival @ The Whiskey
Tue June 29 Saskatoon, SK Saskatchewan Jazz Festival @ Lydia’s Pub
Wed June 30 Winnipeg, MAN Jazz Winnipeg Festival @ Pyramid Cabaret
Sat July 10 Chicago, IL Chicago Folk & Roots Festival @ Welles Park
Sun July 11 Bloomington, IN Bluebird
Mon July 12 Chicago, IL Millennium Park
Tue July 13 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
Thu July 15 Quebec City, QC Quebec City International Summer Festival
Fri July 16 Ottawa, ON Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
Sat July 17 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
Wed July 21 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
Thu July 22 Harrisburg, PA The Abbey Bar at ABC
Fri July 23 Floyd, VA Floydfest
Sat July 24 Washington, DC Black Cat
Sat Aug 7 Brooklyn, NY Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Thu Aug 12 Los Angeles, CA Levitt Pavilion
Fri Aug 13 Pasadena, CA Levitt Pavilion
Sat Aug 14 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew
Sun Aug 15 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park
Tue Aug 17 Phoenix, AZ Sail In
Thu Aug 19 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brew Co
Sun Aug 22 Dallas, TX Granada
Tue Aug 24 Oklahoma City, OK Conservatory
Wed Aug 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
Fri Aug 27 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Sat Aug 28 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
Tue Aug 31 Salt Lake City, UT State Room
Wed Sept 1 Boise, ID The Grove Plaza
Thu Sept 2 Eugene, OR W.O.W. Hall
Fri Sept 3 Portland, OR Dante’s
Sat Sept 4 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot

Press Quotes:
“The minor-key horns and creeping bass lines will scare, not ease, you onto the dance floor.” – SPIN

“You could put [The Budos Band II] on in any room in the world—a nightclub in Barcelona, a nursing home in Tenafly—and folks would not be able to stop themselves from dancing.” – NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“When your whole sound is based on the groove, keeping your listener wanting more is essential, and this does that.” – PITCHFORK

“The Budos Band are everything great about Elmore Leonard movies without all the dialogue, palm trees, or Travolta: Just brassy sax, shakers, and cool-daddy-o bongos.” – VILLAGE VOICE

The Budos Band is (studio and live line-up):
Brian Profilio – Drums
Daniel Foder – Bass Guitar
Thomas Brenneck – Electric Guitar
Mike Deller – Electric Organ
Jared Tankel – Baritone Saxophone
Andrew Greene – Trumpet
Dame Rodriguez – Cowbell, Clave, Tambourine
Vincent Balestrino – Shekere, Tambourine, Cowbell
Rob Lombardo – Bongos, Congas
John Carbonella – Conga

Special Guests on the recording, The Budos Band III:
Dave Guy – Trumpet
Daisy Sugarman – Flute

The Budos Band III Tracklisting:
01 Rite of the Ancients
02 Black Venom
03 River Serpentine
04 Unbroken, Unshaven
05 Nature’s Wrath
06 Golden Dunes
07 Budos Dirge
08 Raja Haje
09 Crimson Skies
10 Mark of the Unnamed
11 Reppirt Yad

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