With a rumored new album set to drop in 2012, The Pier has shifted its spotlight to New Orleans best funk band, Dumpstaphunk. The group was nice enough to share with us, the last song off their last album, “Everybody Want Sum”…
Dumpstaphunk’s latest 10 song self-released LP, Everybody Want Sum (2010) contains original material including the single “Oughta Know Better” (co-penned by Allman Brothers/Govt. Mule’s Warren Haynes), and a more obscure cover of Meter’s drummer Zigaboo Modeliste’s composition “Standin In Your Stuff”. The band’s first EP, Listen Hear was also self-released in 2007.
Both albums were recorded at New Orleans’ infamous Music Shed Studios in New Orleans, LA and have received outstanding praise from key music tastemakers like Relix Magazine, Off Beat Magazine and Jambase; to name a few.
The group is expected to release a new album in 2012 and The Pier will have the latest information just as soon as it’s made available to us. In the meantime, enjoy Dumpstaphunk’s latest work, in the last song off their latest album “Everybody Want Sum”.
Formed in 2003, Dumpstaphunk was initially assembled by keyboardist Ivan Neville on a whim, to perform a solo slot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The project has since grown from a chance side-project into what is now widely considered to be one of New Orleans’ most prestigious modern funk ensembles. An offspring with a direct lineage to their fathers in The Meters and The Neville Brothers, Dumpstaphunk is a recipe for creating a new standard for an entire genre.
A conservative sample of the impressive list of bands Ivan has either recorded or performed with includes The Rolling Stones‚ Bonnie Raitt‚ The Neville Brothers, Gov’t Mule‚ John Mayer, Keith Richards and The X-pensive Winos to name a few.
Not uncommon to the festival and live touring circuit, Dumpstaphunk has unleashed notable performances at some of the nation’s largest music extravaganzas including Bonnaroo, VoodooFest, 10,000 Lakes, New Orleans Jazzfest 2005-2011, Bear Creek, Wanee, High Sierra, All Good, JamCruise 2011, Gathering of the Vibes, Ottawa Blues Festival, Dave Matthews Band Caravan and Monterey Jazz Festival. They have recently supported everyone from Widespread Panic and Slightly Stoopid to Galactic and String Cheese Incident, not to mention sit-ins with Derek Trucks, Mike Gordon from Phish and Warren Haynes, which only begin to scratch the surface.
“Dumpstaphunk is the best funk band from New Orleans right now.” - The New York Times
“Ivan’s so good…I play with him.” – Keith Richards
Dumpstaphunk Tour Dates:
May 27th @ Topanga Days. Topanga, CA (w/Fishbone)
May 31st @ Ridgefield Playhouse. Ridgefield, CT
June 1st @ Crawfish Festvial. Augusta, NJ
June 2nd @ The Blockley. Philadelphia, PA
June 3rd @ Artsguest Center. Bethlehem, PA
June 4th @ Opera House. Shepherdstown, WV
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Article By: Mike Patti
Video: Dumpstaphunk LIVE May 3rd 2012 @ New Orleans Jazz Fest