New Single from Upcoming Dumpstaphunk Album Out Now
New Orleans ambassadors Dumpstaphunk have announced that they will release a new album later this fall on the Mascot Label Group – The Funk Garage. “Where Do We Go From Here” is a good first look at the album. A great follow-up to their power anthem “Justice,” “Where Do We Go From Here” also honors the themes of racial justice and equality.
Dumpstaphunk are: Ivan Neville, keyboards, vocals; Ian Neville, guitar; Tony Hall, guitar, bass, vocals; Nick Daniels, bass, vocals; Devin Trusclair, drums; Alex Wasily, trombone; and Ryan Nyther, trumpet.
In an interview with Offbeat Magazine, Ivan Neville said:
“Many of us from this region who endured the aftermath of Katrina were asking ourselves this question 15 years ago, not knowing what the future would hold. Today we stand at another crossroads both in terms of the uncertainty of a worldwide pandemic, the political turmoil surrounding a meaningful social justice movement within a controversial election year, and generally the current climate of our existence. We as human beings are posed with the question once again… ‘Where do we go from here?’”
“Myself, Nick [Daniels] and Tony [Hall] were kids during the ’60s-’70s, so we saw a lot growing up. We see the same stuff still going on – the systemic racism, the racial profiling, all the social injustice. We’re at a crossroads right now in this country, and something’s got to change.”
“We hope people can hear the new songs and are inclined to dance while being inspired to think at the same time.”
“Justice” was a powerful rocker; this new song is a paced, soulful, bluesy track long on the message and just as long on the music. We are really looking forward to the new album.
“There’s no guarantee, in this thing called life.
Sometimes we want to see, just what we think is right.
It all comes down to love… where do we go from here?”