The Budos Band drop a swirling maelstrom of darkly-soulful sonics with “Arcane Rambler”

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Photo by Shervin Lainez

Afro-soul collective The Budos Band have shared the latest single from their forthcoming LP V, and boy-oh-boy is it a funky piece of rock instrumentation. “Arcane Rambler” does just that, rambling along to a heady concoction of woozy guitar work, off-kilter percussion raps, and blistering horns. It’s a swirling maelstrom of darkly-soulful sonics, the kind you just sort of let yourself drift-off into with every howling horn solo or groovy side-step of crashing drums. The whole song just screams funky intro to some 90s cartoon and that just adds a whole other layer of nostalgia for us. This is just the second single from Budos’ upcoming new album and we can already tell it’s going to be a kinetic exercise of some of the band’s best instrumentation.

V will be the follow-up to the band’s 2014 album Burnt Offering and promises to be an eclectic mix that melds together sounds across their discography. Guitarist and producer Tom Brenneck has said that the new album “feels like the truest representation” of the two-decade-old band.

Listen to their new single “Arcane Rambler” below!

The Budos Band will be going on tour this spring across the country. Their upcoming album V is out April 12 via Daptone Records, preorder it here. Visit their website and Facebook to stay updated on new music and future announcements.

The Budos Band tour:
4/5: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
w/ Menahan Street Band, Holy Hive + Special Guests
4/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
w/ Menahan Street Band, Holy Hive + Special Guests
4/18: San Francisco CA @ The Fillmore
4/19: Portland OR @ Roseland BallroomSoul’d Out Festival
4/20: Seattle WA @ Neumos
5/31: London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
6/1: Suffolk, UK @ Red Rooster Festival

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