Album artwork for Frontier's Edge by The Budos Band
Album artwork for Frontier's Edge by The Budos Band

Frontier's Edge is the new EP by the fiery, energetic, genre defying group The Budos Band. Their first release after departing their two decade long home of Daptone Records and joining Diamond West Records founded by the Budos' own Thomas Brenneck and Jared Tankel. Frontier's Edge finds the group hungry, passionate and primed to charge into their next epoch. Frontier’s Edge is the new EP by the fiery, energetic and genre-defying group The Budos Band.

After a two-decade run with the legendary Daptone Records, Frontier’s Edge is the first new music from the group on the new label, Diamond West Records — run by The Budos’ saxophonist Jared Tankel and guitarist Tom Brenneck. The Budos Band’s departure from Daptone was on good terms; the split from their long-time home base was an organic result of the band’s evolution.

“It’s just a natural growth,” Brenneck says, admitting: “We’re going further away from the sound of Daptone and into territory they probably wanted to stay away from.”

As a result, Frontier’s Edge finds the group hungry, passionate and primed to charge into their next epoch newfound sense autonomy within the collective. “We’re a powerhouse in the studio; we can produce ourselves,” Brenneck says proudly of a long process of self-containment. “I take the helm, but the band, they know what they want.” As expected from The Budos Band, Frontier’s Edge resists analysis; it represents the band as they are: a contained explosion. You don’t pick apart Frontier’s Edge; you feel it all at once.

“Somehow, we wrote six songs in two days,” says The Budos’ drummer, Brian Profilio. “Tom was able to take what we were doing and put it together in a cohesive manner.”

Whether this is your first rodeo with The Budos Band or you’ve been following them throughout their two-decade run, Frontier’s Edge contains their musical universe Afrobeat, Ethiopian music, proto-metal, any number of other streams in microcosm.

Dime the volume and behold The Budos.

The Budos Band

Frontier's Edge

Diamond West Records
Album artwork for Frontier's Edge by The Budos Band
LP

£27.99

Black
Released 28/07/2023Catalogue Number

DWR002LP

Album artwork for Frontier's Edge by The Budos Band
LP +

£27.99£22.99

sale

Opaque Lime

Released 28/07/2023Catalogue Number

DWR002LPC1

Album artwork for Frontier's Edge by The Budos Band
CD

£14.99

Released 28/07/2023Catalogue Number

DWR002CD

The Budos Band

Frontier's Edge

Diamond West Records
Album artwork for Frontier's Edge by The Budos Band
LP

£27.99

Black
Released 28/07/2023Catalogue Number

DWR002LP

Album artwork for Frontier's Edge by The Budos Band
LP +

£27.99£22.99

sale

Opaque Lime

Released 28/07/2023Catalogue Number

DWR002LPC1

Album artwork for Frontier's Edge by The Budos Band
CD

£14.99

Released 28/07/2023Catalogue Number

DWR002CD

Frontier's Edge is the new EP by the fiery, energetic, genre defying group The Budos Band. Their first release after departing their two decade long home of Daptone Records and joining Diamond West Records founded by the Budos' own Thomas Brenneck and Jared Tankel. Frontier's Edge finds the group hungry, passionate and primed to charge into their next epoch. Frontier’s Edge is the new EP by the fiery, energetic and genre-defying group The Budos Band.

After a two-decade run with the legendary Daptone Records, Frontier’s Edge is the first new music from the group on the new label, Diamond West Records — run by The Budos’ saxophonist Jared Tankel and guitarist Tom Brenneck. The Budos Band’s departure from Daptone was on good terms; the split from their long-time home base was an organic result of the band’s evolution.

“It’s just a natural growth,” Brenneck says, admitting: “We’re going further away from the sound of Daptone and into territory they probably wanted to stay away from.”

As a result, Frontier’s Edge finds the group hungry, passionate and primed to charge into their next epoch newfound sense autonomy within the collective. “We’re a powerhouse in the studio; we can produce ourselves,” Brenneck says proudly of a long process of self-containment. “I take the helm, but the band, they know what they want.” As expected from The Budos Band, Frontier’s Edge resists analysis; it represents the band as they are: a contained explosion. You don’t pick apart Frontier’s Edge; you feel it all at once.

“Somehow, we wrote six songs in two days,” says The Budos’ drummer, Brian Profilio. “Tom was able to take what we were doing and put it together in a cohesive manner.”

Whether this is your first rodeo with The Budos Band or you’ve been following them throughout their two-decade run, Frontier’s Edge contains their musical universe Afrobeat, Ethiopian music, proto-metal, any number of other streams in microcosm.

Dime the volume and behold The Budos.