The Budos Band will kick off a national tour this Friday, April 5 with two hometown release shows in support of their latest sonic masterpiece V,released next Friday, April 12 via Daptone Records. In celebration, the band has just announced a scavenger hunt in each market! Fans in every tour market are invited to check this site for prize info and the participating store location(s) in their town. Prizes include signed & limited edition merch items, free concert tickets & the location of the bar/brewery where band will be hanging out before the show. The two NYC shows will include legendary label mates Menahan Street Band and Dap-King Homer Steinweiss’ Holy Hive on the bill. Flagship Brewery (Staten Island, NY) are making a custom beer in honor of the new record release.
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. Today, the band has unleashed a trippy behemoth new single “Maelstrom” via BrooklynVegan — the final single in lead up to the release of Budos Band V next week.
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. 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. This harmonious blend stems from the collaboration between Brenneck and Daptone co-founder Gabe Roth, who produced the band’s first three records and was at the helm of the mixingboard for Budos Band V.
Make sure to catch The Budos Band on tour in a city near you! Full list of tour dates below and here.