Our heroic M4 players are finally home and enjoying a much-needed vacation after this summer’s three-week “Murphy’s Law” tour. It won’t be long until we’re on the road again though!
Magnificent Beast was produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and features a wide array of genre-mashing groove-based material that incorporates more vocals and guitar than previous albums. Magnificent Beast is a full-blown big-stage brass-rock-funk assault peppered with moments of swing, jazz, bollywood, ska and metal.
“Rise Up takes the band’s kinetic brass-band style and applies it – appropriately enough – to an invigorating set of songs that evoke the pride and strength of New Orleans, without getting trapped in the treacly homage that’s marked any post-Katrina musical efforts regarding the Big Easy. And, seriously, marching band music? Awesome.” -Notable Noise
A portion of proceeds from this album will be donated to Sweet Home New Orleans, a non-profit whose mission is to support the individuals and organizations that will perpetuate New Orleans’ unique musical and cultural traditions. SHNO helps musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, and Social Aid & Pleasure Club members get on their feet, earn money from their art, and pass on America’s most unique cultural traditions
“Live,” MarchFourth Marching Band’s second self-release, features twelve songs recorded live at various shows in 2007.