The Budos Band returns with the new single “The Sticks” ahead of their forthcoming Burnt Offering LP, which arrives on October 21st via Daptone Records. This track is a total fireball fueled by dirty organ work, burning guitar licks and the massive horn section that make every Daptone record a thing of pure beauty. With the arrival of “The Sticks”, The Budos Band have given birth to a hybridized funk that takes the best of psychedelic rock and Blaxploitation era soul and turns it into a raging beast. Drummer Brian Profilio explains the thinking behind the forthcoming project:
When it came time to title their new album, one decision was easy: “This isn’t The Budos Band IV,” proclaims drummer Brian Profilio. “This isn’t just more of the same.” The Budos Band embarked on an experimental journey since the release of The Budos Band III in 2010, seeking inspiration from sources far and wide.
While wizards use books of spells and alchemy to mix their masterful potions, the Budos employ heavy doses of continent-spanning psychedelic rock to beckon the occult and conjure the supernatural. Hence the title of the band’s fourth album: Burnt Offering.
“We made a conscious decision to embark on a new sound,” explains baritone saxophone player Jared Tankel. The heavy, trippy side the group unveiled on The Budos Band III reaches full flower on new tunes like “Aphasia,” “Trouble in the Sticks” and particularly the title track “Burnt Offering.” “We were messing around with an old Binson Echorec at practice one night and this loop emerged,” recalls bassist Dan Foder. The droning fuzz guitar is a call to the gods from below and encapsulates the band’s sonic progression perfectly. “This record is fuzzy, buzzy and raw, and more obviously psychedelic,” adds Profilio.
Burnt Offering breaks from Budos’ earlier records in another significant regard: this is their first album without an outside producer. “We had arrived at a different place sonically and needed see it through completely ourselves,” says Tankel. They still praise Daptone mastermind Gabriel Roth, who worked alongside Brenneck co-producing their first three records, but parting ways at this juncture made sense.
“We know exactly where we’re at,” says Profilio. “We didn’t want to have to explain ourselves if we were in pursuit of a specific sound or vibe.”
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The Budos Band 2014 Tour Dates:
Jul 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
Jul 11 – Madison, WI @ Majestic
Jul 12 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Jul 24 – Twilight Concert Series @ Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 25 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Jul 26 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
Jul 27 – Victoria, BC @ Philipps Brewery
Jul 31 – Los Angeles @ Echo Plex
Aug 1 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Aug 2 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Oct 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Wick
Nov 15 – Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Festival