Menahan Street Band "Make The Road By Walking" / "Karina"
We are proud to announce the birth of Dunham, a new subsidiary of Daptone Records. From the heat and soul of Tommy "TNT" Brenneck, guitarist for Sharon Jnes and The Dap-Kings, comes a sound at once mysterious and empowering. It is almost inconceivable that a recording this vast, this lush and brutally lovely in its nakedness, could come out of the smallish privacy of a musician's bedroom in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The debut release is an outing by Menahan Street Band, a loose collaboration of Daptone Family friends and musicians from groups like the Dap-Kings, the Budos Band, and El Michels Affair, all of whom were happy to pop into Tommy's bedroom to cut a few sides between the barbecuing and carousing with which they filled the better part of their sweaty Bushwick summer afternoons. it is beautiful and hard and brimming with that unnamable magic something that makes headphones man's greatest invention.