The retro-funk and soul collective known as Menahan Street Band has shared another new original single which will appear on the band’s forthcoming studio effort, The Exciting Sounds Of The Menahan Street Band, due out next month on February 26th via Daptone. The album will be the group’s first full-length studio album of new originals in nearly a decade since 2012’s The Crossing.
Entitled, “The Duke”, the brief-but-lively instrumental from the band released on Wednesday follows previously-shared tracks “Queens Highway” and “Midnight Morning”.
“Recorded at the old Dunham Studio (Brooklyn) during the Charles Bradley ‘Victim Of Love’ sessions. Our friend Frank Dukes would come by with demos, ideas, etc,” the band said of their latest single in a statement shared to their Instagram. “Some turned into songs that made Charles’ album, like ‘Strictly Reserved For You’…we tried putting vocals on this track but Charles could never get into it. Years later while putting together ‘The Exciting Sounds Of…’ album, we thought this was the perfect place for THE DUKE.”
Listen to the latest original single from Menahan Street Band below.
Menahan Street Band – “The Duke”
The Exciting Sounds Of The Menahan Street Band is available for pre-order here.