The Budos Band : Budos Band EP

<img src="https://www.qromag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/budosbandEPsm.jpg" alt="The Budos Band : Budos Band EP" />Take a previously unseen peek into the soul band's evolution. ...

The Budos Band : Budos Band EP

Rarely will a band allow its fans the opportunity to hear material from past recording sessions.  But in this case, The Budos Band gives theirs a look into the period between their first and second albums via the Budos Band EP, a sexy six-pack of tracks that show of a diverse range of soul.

From the velvety riffs of opener “Hidden Hand” to the ethereal “Smoke Gets In”, the group shows off plenty of its signature, multi-faceted grooves, and establishes this EP as essential to their catalog.  The context for the unreleased tracks is provided by Budos Band II track, “Mas O Menos” and previously-released single “The Proposition”, which are some of the band’s finest works.  Along with them are “Ephra”, a clever, more light-hearted shuffle and the crime drama energy of “Nobody’s Bulletproof”, both of which come across as effortlessly gear-shifting.

While purposefully bridging the gap between the band’s first two full-lengths, this long-overdue EP is a brilliant addition to any music collection, as it stands alone strongly as a representative of the band.

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