The Ivan Neville-led New Orleans funk staple Dumpstaphunk celebrates a decade of performing with its latest release Dirty Word, out now on Louisiana Red Hot Records. It's the band's second full-length release, following the acclaimed 2010 album Everybody Want Sum.
Dirty Word — which you can stream in full here — is wrecking ball of funk, with lock-tight grooves leaving room to branch off into jam-filled universes. In the band's release statement, Neville writes, "The whole record speaks to the righteousness of music. We're not necessarily telling a specific story, but expressing how music makes things right for everyone in their own way. Our fans can feel that vibe and let it take them wherever they need to."
The album features guest appearances from Ani DiFranco, Art Neville, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Dumpstaphunk performs at an album release party at The Maple Leaf at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31.
Missing Monuments, King Louie Bankston's garage-punk misfits, releases his band's self-titled follow-up to 2011's Painted White. Bankston fills Missing Monuments (Dirtnap Records) with hook-heavy power-pop anthems and cheeseball guitar shredding — 11 tracks of no-bullshit four-on-the-floor rock 'n' roll.
Dream pop outfit Native America returns to New Orleans to release the EP Bad Weed / But Still Weed, a five-track collection of fuzz-covered shoegaze and psychedelic garage-pop. The band performs with Chicago's California Wives, New Lands and The Tix at 10 p.m. tonight at Siberia.
The EP follows the January release of the full-length album Get Well Soon.