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Daptone's Menahan Street Band's Full-Length Debut out TOMORROW

posted Oct 13, 2008, 1:23 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Oct 13, 2008, 1:24 PM ]
From World's Fair

Southpaw Party MSB

Menahan Street Band
's debut full-length, Make the Road by Walking, is coming out TOMORROW, October 14, on Daptone/Dunham Records.

Led by Dap-Kings/Budos Band guitarist Thomas Brenneck, the album is, as THE FADER puts is, "filled with untouched palettes waiting to be sampled," while XLR8R says "most of the all-instrumental tracks waver between Motownish and Stax/Volt-esque flavor; the mood is very 'Soulsville'-era Isaac Hayes-meets-The Funk Brothers. Crisp, tight ensemble playing defines tracks like 'Tired of Fighting' and 'The Contender'...this is a must-have."

Jay-Z sampled the title track for his 2007 hit "Roc Boys"

Or listen to the
stream of "Tired of Fighting" here.

The 45 of "Tired of Fighting" was also recently released. Its b-side is the vocal version, called "The Telephone Song," and sung by Charles Bradley. You can listen to that on Dunham Records' MySpace page.

Even better, if you happen to be in New York, Menahan Street Band will be throwing a record-release party at Southpaw this Friday, October 17. Phenomenal Handclap Band will also be performing, and there’ll be free beer, courtesy of Heineken, from 8 until 9pm.