The Budos Band is a 9-piece instrumental Afro-Soul ensemble from Staten Island. Their new album is called Burnt Offering and includes the track “The Sticks.”
You can hear more by The Budos Band and other artists on the great music podcast The Sounds in My Head.
Prince released two new albums at the end of September, Art Official Age under his own name and with the band 3rdEyeGirl, Plectrum Electrum. Both albums contain a version of the song “FUNKNROLL.” While the version below is from Art Official Age, overall Plectrum Electrum is by far the better album.
Enjoy the groove.
This week I just feel like zoning out, and have found the relentless rhythms of “Aztec Chant” (Tessela Remix) by Pev to be the ideal soundtrack.
I learned of this through NPR Music’s Recommended Dose who have an excellent playlist of October’s top dance tracks.
I’ve been posting a lot of dance tracks lately, so here’s a rocker with lots of guitar riffs to mix things up. “Masten Lake Lagoon” is the first single off of Washington state band The Pharmacy’s new album Spells, which will also be their last since the band announced their break-up. More about the band and the song avaialable from KEXP Seattle’s Song of the Day page.
Just to keep the dance party going, here’s Mary Lambert’s song “Secrets” from her album Heart on My Sleeve as remixed by Fedde Le Grand.
And here is the original, unadorned version of Mary Lambert’s “Secrets”:
I always thought that “Rolling in the Deep” sounded like a cover of an Aretha Franklin song. This confirms that Adele is a time traveler.
Ex Hex, the latest band formed by Mary Timony (of Helium and Wild Flag fame, among others) has a terrific new album called Rips. “Hot & Cold” is the first video from the album, but check out the rest of the songs as well.
And while we’re on the topic of Mary Timony, here’s a bonus video of “Honeycomb” by Helium from back in 1995 which was filmed in Jamaica Plain.