Reminding you that Menahan Street Band will bring their live show back to Los Angeles for a date with rising soul star Charles Bradley at Royce Hall on November 29.
Menahan Street Band “continue to preserve soul and funk” (RollingStone.com) on new album The Crossing, out now on Daptone Records imprintDunham Records. The album from the acclaimed Brooklyn multi-instrumentalists takes you on a cinematic instrumental journey through a nocturnal landscape of moods and emotions, propelled by funky, hip-hop-influenced grooves and dream-like horn and keyboard melodies.
Menahan Street Band is the official house band for Brooklyn-based Dunham Records, where they notably backed soul singer Charles Bradley on his 2011 breakout debut album No Time For Dreaming (co-written and produced by MSB co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Brenneck). The five members have been playing together in one project or another since the early 2000s, when they were all members of The Dap-Kings.
The Crossing’s expansive sound is also the result of the place where it was recorded. Dunham Sound Studios is the all-analog recording studio Brenneck built four years ago in Brooklyn with Homer Steinweiss, funded by a royalty check they received after Jay-Z sampled the title track of Make The Road By Walking for his 2007 hit, “Roc Boys (And the Winner Is…)”.