5.07.2009

Sgt. Dunbar and The Hobo Banned; New Ep Review

I like the way the Hobos do things! Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned New EP A March Though Charles Mingus' Garbage Pile is an invigorating big band splash of energy that is muscular and celebratory. The remnants of folk styling is weighted and lifted with bursts of brass, choral harmonies and pulsating time. All six tracks transform their influences into an original layered and uplifting direction.

Live this new material is awesome and it translates on this EP!

OCM Breakdown

"Everything is, Pt. III"
: The clack and claps of percussion leave room for Alex Muro’s vocals to intertwine with a chorus and singing saw.


“Carrot On a String”: Brass led polka beat with Alex Muro’s strained passionate vocals and a mighty band upsurge with commanding chorus.

“A March Through Charles Mingus’ Garbage Pile
”: Great infusion of folk and jazz like a stomping New Orleans style funeral procession with standout solo trumpet and full chorus getaway.


The Table & The Cup”: Heavy brass emphasis broken up with the folky charm of Tim Koch's vocals and acoustic plucking.

Goin Nowhere”: Revamped and re-released track with a faster pace and jazz breakouts of the sax, trumpet with claps.

I Am the Past”: Includes the listener into the hobo’s circle of jokes and talk. The fun really begins with guitar plucking and the uplifting harmonies.

Enjoy Video of "I Am The Past"

Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned Live at the Linda from Tom Muro on Vimeo.

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