Daptone Records is proud to present 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. 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 US 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. 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 Pitchforkmedia states, is something so hip it could kill you in large doses in the right doses it just plain kills. 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 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. NY Mag
THREE : Bold 2010 album! Hip-shaking Afro-funk 'n' brazen psych grooves from the unstoppable Staten Island collective. On the mighty Daptone label!