The Budos Band
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The Budos Band
|Origin||Staten Island, New York, United States|
|Genres||Afrobeat, funk, jazz, soul, afro-soul, psychedelic rock|
|Years active||2005 – present|
|Associated acts||Antibalas, Menahan Street Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, Lee Fields & The Expressions, C.R.|
The Budos Band is an instrumental band recording on the Daptone Records label. The band has nine members (with occasional guests) who on their first studio albums, played instrumental music that was self-described as "Afro-Soul," a term and sound which - in a 2007 interview - baritone saxophone player Jared Tankel elucidated as being drawn from Ethiopian music the band had been listening to that had a soul undercurrent to it, which the band then "sprinkled a little bit of sweet 60's stuff on top" of. Since this time, the band has moved toward playing what they refer to as "70's Psychedelic Instrumental Music."
Jazz, deep funk, Afro-beat, soul and heavy-metal influences can be heard in the Budos Band recordings, all of which were released on Daptone Records and recorded at the label's own studio, Daptone's House of Soul, in Brooklyn, New York. Though they reside in Brooklyn The Budos Band have toured most of North America, Several countries in Europe and parts of Australia.
|Album||Label||Catalog No.||Year of Release||Available formats|
|The Budos Band||Daptone Records||DAP-005||2005||CD, LP, iTunes|
|The Budos Band II||Daptone Records||DAP-011||2007||CD, LP, iTunes|
|The Budos Band III||Daptone Records||DAP-020||2010||CD, LP (w/digital download coupon), MP3, FLAC|
|Burnt Offering||Daptone Records||DAP-034||2014||CD, LP (w/digital download coupon), MP3, FLAC|
|Budos Band V||Daptone Records||DAP-057||2019||CD, LP (w/digital download coupon), MP3, FLAC|
|Title||Label||Catalog No.||Year of Release||Available formats|
|The Budos Band EP||Daptone Records||DAP-12002||2009||CD, 12" (w/digital download coupon)|
|The Shape of Mayhem to Come (Recorded Live at the Grey Eagle, Halloween 2015)||Daptone Records||DAP-1205||2016||12" (single sided - etched vinyl), MP3, FLAC|
|The Budos Band - Up From the South b/w T.I.B.W.F.||Daptone Records||DAP-1023||7"|
|The Budos Band - The Proposition b/w Ghost Walk||Daptone Records||DAP-1027||7"|
|The Poets of Rhythm/The Budos Band - More Mess on My Thing b/w Budos Theme||Freestyle Records||FSR7024||7"|
|The Budos Band/Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Day Tripper b/w Money||Daptone Records||DAP-1050 (Record Store Day 2010 release)||7"|
|The Budos Band - Kakal b/w Hidden Hand||Daptone Records||DAP-1051-P(promotional copy) *limited press of 800||7"|
|The Budos Band - Burnt Offering b/w Seizure||Daptone Records||DAP-1085 *included limited press of 100 color||7"|
|The Budos Band - Magus Mountain b/w Vertigo||Daptone Records||DAP-1088 *included limited press of 100 color||7"|
|The Budos Band - Maelstrom b/w Avalanche||Daptone Records||DAP-1099||7"|
"Up From the South" is featured in a commercial for the NFL Network (2013).
"King Charles" is featured in episode 37 of the HBO TV series Entourage ("Manic Monday," Season 3).
"Origin of Man," "Up From The South," "T.I.B.W.F." and "Hidden Hand" are featured in the movie New York, I Love You (2009).
"Mas o Menos", "Ride or Die" and "Scorpion" are featured on the fictional radio station "Daptone Radio" in the game Sleeping Dogs by United Front Games and Square Enix London. (2012)
"The Volcano Song" is featured in the documentary I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009).
"The Sticks" is featured in the background of a trailer for Destiny's Dark Below DLC. (2014)
- Jared Tankel – baritone saxophone
- Thomas Brenneck – electric guitar
- John Carbonella Jr. – congas, drums
- Mike Deller – organ
- Daniel Foder – bass guitar
- Andrew Greene – trumpet
- Rob Lombardo – bongos, congas
- Brian Profilio – drums
- Dame Rodriguez – percussion
The first album, The Budos Band, includes special guest appearances by:
- Duke Amayo – congas
- Johnny Griggs – cabasa
- Bosco Mann – rhythm guitar, cowbell, congas
- Neal Sugarman – tenor saxophone, tambourine, flute