Buffalo’s Funktional Flow has been hard at work over the last few months completing their latest studio release Time Will Tell. The band is celebrating the release of the album this Saturday, March 5, at Buffalo Iron Works. Buffalo three piece AjamajA will open the evening.
Time Will Tell is the first studio album with the new Funktional Flow line-up. The band made a few changes including the addition of guitarist Joey Lewis and keyboardist Matthew Lester. The two joined members guitarist/vocalist Jeffrey Kuebler, bassist Ben Whelan and drummer Jim Edgar at the beginning of 2015.
According to Kuebler, the band will be playing the album in its entirety. In addition, Flow also plans on debuting several new songs. “Given the theme and excitement for the album as well as new music. We couldn’t be more excited!”
The evening will be a roaring 20’s themed event. Kuebler says the theme was an easy fit. “With this album being titled Time Will Tell and the album art being an old school pocket watch from around the 20’s era, it was almost a no brainer.” he told NYS Music. “We wanted to run with the thread of the album namesake to make the theme of the night coincide. Not to mention we always love to take it over the top and try and make a unique experience all around.”
Time Will Tell features twelve tracks recorded at Sonic Farm Studios in nearby Colden, NY. “After meeting with Dan (Brace) and the rest of the crew at Sonic Farms we knew there was nowhere else we wanted to be,” Kuebler noted. “From the equipment to the crew to the facilities we really felt at home there and it’s a product of what was created there and we couldn’t be happier with the result.”
As Buffalo’s budding jam scene continues to grow, Funktional Flow is finding that they are carving a niche with their unique fusion of funk, reggae, and rock. A staple at local festivals like Buffalove and Night Lights, the band has also opened for regional acts like Twiddle, The Werks and Buffalo’s own Aqueous.
“Personally my favorite part of this album is that I feel as though we finally encapsulated what we have been trying to convey for 5 plus years. This album is the definition of this band and what we have been working at for years. After all that’s said and done I finally feel like we have something that will be tangible long after the release is over and a real feather in the cap of the band. All of us collectively feel this is a real turning point for the band and we can’t wait to share it with everyone!”
Tickets for night are still available for $12 on Ticketfly and at Terrapin Station. All tickets include a copy of Time Will Tell.