Staff Picks: Brownout - Fear of a Brown Planet

For fans of: Sweaty funk and Public Enemy.

What they're saying: NPR was quite taken by this cross generational funk homage, praising Brownout’s “deep well of uncut funk”. The Bandcamp review notes the group’s sly nods to the samples and indulgence of the crate-digger mindset that helped forge the Public Enemy original.

What we say: From the same folks who brought you Brown Sabbath, the Austin funk band turns their sights on the sampedelic sounds of Public Enemy. Came out in 2018 but we can’t quit spinning it.

Further listening: Don’t sleep on their Sabbath homages!