Staten Island's resident Afro-soulers, The Budos Band, are releasing a collection of previously unheard tracks from their recording sessions in between The Budos Band I and The Budos Band II.
The unreleased tracks will once again be released on Daptone Records on June 23 -- on vinyl and digital only (there once was a time when Daptone would only release vinyl, so this is a step up folks). The tracks give insight into the group's progression as musicians, showing the band's evolution of sound and style from record to record.
The Budos Band has also just wrapped up a West Coast tour, but have made plans to tour the East Coast, making a few stops in Canada as well. Starting on April 30, the band will kick off their short tour in Brooklyn at Europa, and will end their on August 11 back in New York City.
Budos Band tour dates
04.30.09 - Brooklyn. NY (Europa)
05.02.09 - Princton, NJ (Terrace Club)
05.23.09 - Toronto, ON (Terrace Club)
05.24.09 - Hamilton, ON (Pepperjack Cafe)
05.30.09 - Cambridge, MA (TT The Bear's)
06.10.09 - Brooklyn, NY (Music on the Oval)
07.24.09 - New York, NY (Central Park Summer Stage)
07.28.09 - Buffalo, NY (University at Buffalo South Campus)
08.11.09 - New York, NY (City Winery)