The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band announces the return of the NYC supergroup. Their new album shows they have no signs of stopping, having 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. Built with members of The Roots, Budos Band, The Dap-Kings and Lee Fields’ band – The Expressions, they bridge the gap between jazz, soul, hip hop, funk and all things in between.
MSB members span years of collective musical exploration – 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 contributing a unique perspective.
By the time of their inception in 2007, Menahan Street Band’s line-up had already been heralded separately as innovators in their respective fields. As active members and founders of various projects at Daptone Records, they discovered a mission to create music that casts a wider net than their respective root bands.