Menahan Street Band releases new single, “Devil’s Respite,” off of their forthcoming album The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band, out February 26 via Daptone Records. Leading with vigorous horns, the kind which have come to be expected from the timeless outfit, “Devil’s Respite” finds a calm with a dispersed, twinkling piano. “Devil’s Respite” follows “The Starchaser”, “The Duke” and lustrous “Midnight Morning.”
The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band is a milestone that reveals new dimensions in tone and timbre, as well as mood and design. Renowned as the musicians that accompanied the great Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones both in the studio and on stage, Menahan Street Band rise to the moment with a beat-forward, cinematic masterpiece. Produced by Thomas Brenneck in the collective’s very own Diamond Mine Studios in Long Island City, NY, the forthcoming album is actualized with a mingling of hip hop, rock and roll, funk, and all of the eccentricities in between. Celebrated artist, Ariana Papademetropoulis lends her imaginative style to help create the striking album artwork; a visceral visual that pairs well with the arsenal of analog instrumentation employed in the making of the album.