Was just recently listening to some podcast (I can’t remember which) where the host referenced this band and described them as “cop show theme funk.” Sold.
And that’s exactly what it is.
And, no, they don’t sound anything like the theme song from Cops by Inner Circle. I’m talking about 70′s mustachioed men diving across the hoods of cars.
The Budos Band has two other full length albums and an EP prior to this release. Each album is consistent in that each deliver horn-heavy funk, Afrobeat percussion, and hypnotizing bass lines. This album is no exception. Budos is a one trick pony, but they seem keenly self aware and are at peace with it.