We’re honored to be touring China’s Henan Province, sponsored by the United States Embassy in Beijing, in partnership with several Chinese organizations. We can’t wait to share our adventures with you upon our return!
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.