The New Orleans funk juggernaut DUMPSTAPHUNK have announced a new album titled “Where Do We Go From Here” set for release on April 23, 2021 out via Mascot Label Group / Funk Garage
Dumpstaphunk’s founding members: Ivan Neville (vocals/keyboards) Ian Neville (guitar) Tony Hall (bass/guitar/vocals) and Nick Daniels (bass/vocals) have recruited Alex Wasily (trombone) and Deven Trusclair (drums) for this splendid achievement.
The release marks the band’s first full length album in seven years… indisputably, it’s the most coercive and philosophically brawny declaration of their entire career.
We hope people can hear the new songs and are inclined to dance, and inspired to think at the same time…
Their cover of Buddy Miles’s “United Nations Stomp” (video shared below) features the brilliant Southern-rock musician Marcus King and delivers a luxuriously jellylike cassoulet of groovy vocals, savvy rhythms, whopping guitars and a full-on megatonnage of horns. Wow, what a merrymaking event this is!
The flyswatting rhythms continue on “Justice 2020” a song that features the Jurassic 5 rapper Chali 2na & legendary jazz musician Trombone Shorty. This has a nervy vibe but is filled with gumption and brash perseverance. A politically feisty song you can dance too? We’ll take it!
While title-track “Where Do We Go From Here” is a smouchy smudge of thick squelches and potent vocals and a driving attitude that swan-dives towards those lemon butter jazzy powerhouse hornings and delightfully sheeny backing vox. Yup, this is righteous and redemptive.
A lifesaving album super-stocked with funkadelic punchiness!
Words: @neilmach 2021 ©