The Budos Band plays live, plays live more, releases album

The Budos Band, the self-described “Afro-funk” collective from Staten Island, has an album coming out — and as anyone who’s heard of the group knows, the surrounding tour will be something to witness. The 10-piece collective will tour almost incessantly between the end of June and the beginning of September, with all dates spanning North America.

The Budos Band will kick off its travels this weekend with a four-date western Canadian Jazz festival stand. July has the band traveling across the Midwest, back up to Canada, and over to the northeastern U.S. The Budos Band will save the West Coast for August, stopping at Outside Lands and all over Southern California. After sampling Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and every other Western state imaginable besides Montana, the band closes its tour in the Pacific Northwest in early September. The final date is September 4th at Bumbershoot.

The new album, The Budos Band III, comes out August 10th on Daptone Records. As one might guess, it’s the collective’s third LP. What one might not guess is the album was recorded over a timeframe of just 48 hours in January. Budos Band baritone sax player Jared Tankel, the “de facto frontman”, said of the album, “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.” He continued, “…somehow it ended up sounding like a Budos record.” What goes into a Budos record? You can expect horns, cowbells, breakbeats, congas, and of course, baritone saxophone, along with traditional rock instrumentation.

You can get a taste of the new album here; if you sign up for a newsletter you get a free mp3 of “Unbroken, Unshaven”. Tickets for the live shows on Ticketmaster and full tour dates below, right after the Budos III tracklist.

The Budos Band III Tracklist:
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

The Budos Band 2010 Tour Dates
06/26 – Vancouver, VC @ Vancouver Jazz Festival
06/27 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Jazz Festival
06/29 – Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
06/30 – Winnipeg, MAN @ Jazz Winnipeg Festival
07/10 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Folk & Roots Festival
07/11 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
07/12 – Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park
07/13 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
07/15 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Festival
07/16 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/17 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
07/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
07/22 – Harrisburg, PA @ The Abbey Bar at ABC
07/23 – Floyd, VA @ Floydfest
07/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
08/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell
08/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Levitt Pavilion
08/13 – Pasadena, CA @ Levitt Pavilion
08/14 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
08/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
08/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Sail In
08/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brew Co
08/22 – Dallas, TX @ Granada
08/24 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
08/25 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
08/27 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
08/28 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
08/31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room
09/01 – Boise, ID @ The Grove Plaza
09/02 – Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall
09/03 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
09/04 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot

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