Hungry March Band | Portable Soundtracks for Temporary Utopias

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Portable Soundtracks for Temporary Utopias

by Hungry March Band

Brass band music with punk attitude, appropriate for dancing, rioting, getting married, or quitting one's job.
Genre: Jazz: New Orleans Brass Band
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bag Search
3:27 $0.99
2. Push It
3:39 $0.99
3. Gde Si, Bre?
3:25 $0.99
4. Blasted
2:04 $0.99
5. Happy Time (The Clam)
1:24 $0.99
6. The Beach
4:37 $0.99
7. Whole Hog
2:19 $0.99
8. Red Box
4:15 $0.99
9. Emergencia
2:39 $0.99
10. A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich, and You
4:06 $0.99
11. Kradical
4:16 $0.99
12. Hyottoko
5:28 $0.99
13. Socialist March
1:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
The fourth album from the Hungry March Band is a 13-track manifesto of the brass band as social utopia.

What are the mathematics of paradise? What algorithm, when followed to excess, is guaranteed to produce not just astonishment, but an existential division of Before and After? Or, even trickier, what magic combination will lift the moment out of its ordinary context just long enough to make the wedding stick, or bury the old friend, or change the attitude at a demonstration, and meanwhile always seduce the audience? Surely one such algorithm involves a bunch of horns and drums pounding out a set of vibrations so complicated, yet so catchy, that a guarantee of total transformation is not only possible, but unavoidable!

This may sound like a tall claim, but it is the only reasonable explanation for why the Hungry March Band remains in constant demand on their home turf in New York City, a place where every nook and corner already resonates with the machinations of symbolic capital. The marvelous inefficiency of the Brass Band, and the studied surrealism of the Hungry March Band in particular, are a secret tool for the production of momentary paradise, perfectly captured in Portable Soundtracks for Temporary Utopias.



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Josh Bool

What an adventure!
As soon as i got the cd in the "lovingly wrapped package", i rushed over to the cd player ripping off the packaging amidst my strides. Since then, i've listened to the cd many times, slipping into that temporary utopia. My friends absolutely love it! we can't resist dancing. A close friend who is Serbian, also enjoys it, noting that it has some resemblance to Goran Bregovic and classic Balkan music.

Overall, The artists have added a great twist to this style of music and created something anyone who isn't deaf would enjoy. Actually, even deaf people would enjoy the smiles this cd gives to the people around them. Unless they are blind aswell... Sorry... perhaps they will enjoy the vibrations of the blasting tuba?


awwwwwww yeah
Party record of the summer!

Bobby Danger

my version of utopia
My version of utopia has all of these lovely folks in it, making me dance and shout and smile. This album destroys.


Puts me in a good mood
What a blast! These folks are amazing. Humour, good tunes, great playing. Could one ask for more<+