The Whitefield Brothers (nom de plume for the veteran german funk band Poets of Rhythm) recorded their gritty darkÂ kinda weird 2001 album In The Raw back when The Menahan Street Band were still a bunch of marching band geeks in an Iowa high school (this is a completely arbitrary and likely wildly erroneous assumption). As these things often go the album became a bit of a cult hit, and was recently re-issued in expanded form by Now Again records.
The Gift is the first single from their upcoming followup Earthology. It features Edan and Mr. Lif. It sounds likeÂ it could’ve been on Edan’s Beauty and The Beat, albeit slightly mellower and more organic.Â Naturally it sounds like it was recorded inside a rusty bucket.Â There’s a lot of tuba and echo-effects, and a little Ron Burgundy-esque jazz flute.Â Â I can dig it.
The Whitefield Bros – The Gift ft Edan and Mr Lif