Saturday, December 12, 2009

Stumblebum Brass Band

I just saw these cats in the subway and they are hands down my new favorite band above or below ground. They are a true old school NYC LES act...rapid-fire yet guttural vocalizations, ferocious trumpet playing, raunchy and rough basslines...everything my neighborhood represents in personality, sound, and appearance.

I did a bit of Googling when I got home, and despite feeling bad for them being so talented and stuck with the rats, I realized that they have performed with The Roots, in addition to being booed off the always awful America's Got Talent (thank god...if David Hassellhoff and his posse of zealots liked this I would unpost it).

Currently there are no mp3s of their music available unless you buy their CD for $10 on the L train platform. But I guarantee you will be hearing more from them in the future.


rockinwiththebest said...

Hey hey! These guys rock hard. There music has just become available on itunes just search for it.


if you like this then I know you will love Hypnotic Brass Ensemble,they are comprised of eight brothers, and are different to everything you have heard before. There is no guitar, no bass, and no keyboards; as the name suggests, it is all brass. They have been plying their trade for much longer than your average run-of-the-mill band. Their father is the legendary Phil Cohran, a renowned jazz musician. “We are a family band,” Gabriel says. “We have been playing together all our life. We started out at home with our father Phil Cohran. We learned (to play instruments) at about the age of five. Each brother started out about that time, with the youngest brother starting out at three.” So while most children are just getting the hang of talking for the first time, the eight sons of Phil Cohran were learning to play trumpets and trombones. “We started back in the 80s with the Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble performing around Chicago playing various venues like churches, street festivals and we got a chance to perform for the mayor.”