Menahan Street Band: New LP, Tour w/Charles Bradley


The acclaimed Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalists in Menahan Street Band are set to release sophomore album The Crossing on October 30 via Daptone Records imprint Dunham Records. The album's title track premiered today on and MSB are set to perform their new songs on the road this fall, as they head out with Charles Bradley for a west coast run. See current tour dates below and click here to download the title track (via Rolling Stone).

In addition to their role as the official house band for Brooklyn-based Dunham Records, Menahan Street Band has received critical praise for their oft-sampled 2008 debut album Make The Road By Walking (sampled by Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Kid Cudi, Curren$y and more) and for backing breakout soul singer Charles Bradley on his 2011 debut album No Time For Dreaming (co-written and produced by MSB co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Brenneck).

Recorded over a period of nearly two years, The Crossing is an 11-track sonic testament to the fruitful creative relationship that exists between the band: Brenneck, drummer and band co-founder Homer Steinweiss, bassist Nick Movshon, trumpeter Dave Guy and tenor saxophonist Leon Michels. 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. Antibalas keyboardist Victor Axelrod, a former Dap-King himself, played organ on two of the album's tracks, while The Budos Band's Mike Deller contributed piano.

The Crossing Track Listing

  • 01 - The Crossing
  • 02 - Lights Out
  • 03 - Keep Coming Back
  • 04 - Three Faces
  • 05 - Slight Of Hand
  • 06 - Everyday A Dream
  • 07 - Seven Is The Wind
  • 08 - Bullet For The Bagman
  • 09 - Driftwood
  • 10 - Ivory and Blue


  • Nov 28 Santa Barbara, CA – UC Santa Barbara Campbell Hall +
  • Nov 29 Los Angeles, CA – UCLA Royce Hall +
  • Nov 30 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall +
  • Dec 01 Davis, CA – UC Davis +
  • Dec 03 Arcata, CA – Humboldt State +
  • Dec 05 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater +
  • Dec 07 Seattle, WA – Neumo's +

  • +with Charles Bradley


    [Published on: 8/1/12]

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