With New Album Announcement, Dumpstaphunk Begs The Question: Where Do We Go From Here?

New Orleans overlords of funk and soul Dumpstaphunk announced their highly-anticipated new album Where Do We Go From Here, which is set to drop via Mascot Label Group/Funk Garage on April 23. This will be the first full-length album since 2013’s Dirty Word and promises to be one of the band’s most powerful works.

Dumpstaphunk | Jamcruise 18 | Day 1 | Photo © Roger Gupta 2020

Dumpstaphunk teased glimpses of the new record with last year’s release of two singles — the title track and a reboot of 2017’s “Justice” entitled “Justice 2020.” The album’s title tune was released in August to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Written just prior to the marches for social justice triggered by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, among others, the song remains especially prescient in light of the horrifying events of January 6 that took place in our nation’s capitol. Listen to “Here Do We Go From Here” below.

 

Released last October just before the presidential election, “Justice 2020” featuring Chali 2na and Trombone Shorty is a searing condemnation of systematic racism, oppression, and police brutality. The accompanying video is an unflinching look at social injustice through the decades mixing shots of protests from the last four years with footage of historical moments and figures from the 20th century such as Malcolm X and 1963’s March on Washington. “Justice 2020″ won accolades from the New York Times which included it in its list of “Best Songs of 2020.”

 

To celebrate the album’s announcement, Dumpstaphunk performed songs from “Where Do We Go From Here” on yesterday’s broadcast of NPR’s World Cafe along with an interview with band leader and Dumpstaphunk founder, Ivan Neville. Listen to the archived show here.


“Where Do We Go From Here” is available for preorder now. For more information and how to preorder click on the links below.

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