The Budos Band has announced their new album titled V, set for release onApril 12 via Daptone Records followed by a tour of select North American cities. The band has released hard hitting, cinematic album opener “Old Engine Oil” today, premiered with NPR All Songs Considered. Over the course of their nearly decade and a half long career, the 60’s/70’s influenced afro-soul instrumental band’s thunderous and eclectic sound has known no bounds. Budos Band V is a collection of expertly crafted energizing guitar licks, syncopated percussion precision, vigorous horns, and validates that the band is in their most monumental form to date.
Lead single “Old Engine Oil” acts as a look into what the new album has to offer. Guitar player/producer, Tom Brenneck says Budos Band V feels like the truest representation of the band, describing the record as having the rock and roll element found in their 2014 album, Burnt Offering, as well as songs that could have found themselves on the first three Budos records. This harmonious blend stems from the collaboration between Brenneck andDaptone co-founder Gabe Roth, who produced the band’s first three records and was at the helm of the mixing board for Budos Band V.
According to drummer Brian Profilio, the mountain on the cover of Budos Band V is more than just a striking image; it’s a reminder of the challenges the band rose to and the peaks and valleys of its sonic journey. Two decades of playing together has resulted in an evolved sound since their Afro-soul beginnings, but no matter how many new influences get mixed in over the years, they remain in sync.
“Budos is back with a vengeance,” Brenneck declares. “I think that if you don’t want to either get in a car and drive fast or just pour yourself a strong drink and start having some fun, then you’re not listening to it loud enough.”
Make sure to catch The Budos Band on tour in a city near you! Full list of tour dates below and here.