Instrumental soul band The Olympians releasing s/t LP on Daptone (song stream)
Daptone Records band The Olympians are led by Toby Pazner, who plays in Lee Fields & the Expressions (who have a new album and tour), and the rest of the band’s large lineup includes other musicians from the Daptone family (and beyond). Members play in Charles Bradley‘s band, The Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Antibalas, The Arcs and more. Together, the collective makes instrumental soul that sounds right at home on Daptone Records, and should instantly appeal to fans of the members’ related projects. Their self-titled album comes out on October 28 via Daptone (pre-order), and we’re premiering “Neptune” off the LP right here:
In addition to bandleader Toby Pazner, The Olympians are Thomas Brenneck (Menahan Street Band, Budos Band, Charles Bradley), Dave Guy (Tonight Show Band, The Dap-Kings), Leon Michels (The Arcs, Lee Fields, El Michels Affair), Nicholas Movshon (The Arcs, Lee Fields, El Michels Affair), Homer Steinweiss (The Dap-Kings, The Arcs), Michael Leonhart (Musical Director for Steely Dan, David Byrne), Neal Sugarman (The Dap-Kings, Sugarman 3), Aaron Johnson (Antibalas, El Michels Affair), Evan Pazner (Lee Fields).