Menahan Street Band's new LP.

With a deep connection to the Brooklyn soul scene and a lineup comprising members of the Budos Band, El Michels Affair, Antibalas, and the Dap-Kings, it would be easy to assume that Menahan Street Band plays soul. That the group also backed throwback soul singer Charles Bradley on his 2011 debut, No Time for Dreaming, co-written and produced by MSB co-founder Thomas Brenneck, only bolsters that assumption. Formed of a desire to play music outside the strict disciplines associated with the Brownian soul revue of the Dap-Kings or the Kuti-fueled Antibalas, Menahan’s music incorporates elements often associated with the likes of Neil Young and RZA’s early Wu-Tang productions to reveal a sound that is as much indebted to the influence of classic rock and hip hop as it is to the Godfather, the Black President, and historic labels like Stax/Volt. Complete review HERE.

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