The Menahan Street Band reveals its new single, “The Duke,” which follows the band’s recently released single, “Midnight Morning.” Both tracks are off the group’s first album since 2012, The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band (Daptone Records), out February 26th. Reminiscent of the ‘60’s love for rhythm and blues, “The Duke” brings an upbeat groove with soaring horns and irresistible organ melodies.
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. Menahan Street Band is an amalgamation of various musical disciplines spanning years of collective musical exploration by its individual members: Thomas Brenneck (Budos Band, The Expressions, Los Yesterdays), Dave Guy (The Roots, Late Night House Band, The Dap-Kings), Nick Movshon (Lee Fields and the Expressions, The Black Keys, The Avalanches), Leon Michels (Big Crown Records, El Michels Affair, The Black Keys) and Homer Steinweiss (The Dap-Kings, Holy-Hive, Lee Fields and the Expressions) – each contribute a unique perspective and approach.
Set against the backdrop of their home base of New York City, the Menahan Street Band has yielded a signature sound that has been the foundation for some of modern Hip-Hop’s most successful beats, sampled by the likes of Eminem, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, 50 Cent, Curren$y, to name a few.