Leading with a deliciously snowy arctic tundra as their cover art, Daptone's Menahan Street Band took to Facebook today to announce new album 'The Crossing' will be released October 30th. This is the follow up to their acclaimed 2010 debut Make The Road By Walking, an album i'm a huge huge fan of and which has gained the band an authentic fanboy following since. More recently the group provided the backbone to Charles Bradleys excellent 'No Time For Dreaming' as well as touring with Bradley to various festivals in the US and Europe.
"Recorded over a period of nearly two years, The Crossing is an 11-track sonic testament to the fruitful creative relationship that exists between the band, which consists of Brenneck, drummer and band co-founder Homer Steinweiss, bassist Nick Movshon, trumpeter Dave Guy and tenor saxophonist Leon Michels. " - KVUE.com
The title track is available for preview on Rolling Stone's website and, if this is anything to go by, the signs are very very good already. Expect more undulating, beautiful, spine tingling instrumental funk from this talented Brooklyn based troupe