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Hot 8 Brass Band“Tombstone” is Hot 8 Brass Band’s third LP. The second installment in a two-album set, it closely follows sister album “The Life & Times Of …” (Nov 2012), which gained four and five star reviews including The Observer, MOJO, Metro, Songlines and The Big Issue, and widespread major UK and international radio support.

This new music comes hot on the heels of a three week sold-out tour of the UK and Ireland in March, in which the roof-raising New Orleans band treated audiences to the first live performances of hits from “The Life & Times Of …” such as “Ghost Town”, as well as upcoming nuggets from “Tombstone”. Having always attracted attention for their music and their story (including featuring in Spike Lee’s documentary When the Levees Broke and the recent HBO series Treme), on this visit Hot 8’s ever-growing appeal led to their most diverse slew of media appearances yet, with sessions for Guardian Music, Cerys Matthews (BBC 6Music), BBC 1Xtra Breakfast, Loose Ends (BBC R4), Monocle 24, BBC World Service; and feature interviews for Craig Charles (BBC 6Music) and The Sunday Times.

“Tombstone” is a counterpoint to the straight-up party side of the band showcased on “The Life & Times Of …”. Thematically a more sombre, emotional record, it presents another chapter in the history of the Hot 8 Brass Band – a new window onto the lives, the friendships, the heartbreaks, the roots and culture of New Orleans brass music and its players. The majority of the songs are personal dedications, in memory of the four Hot 8 band members, and other musicians and dear friends, who have passed away.


01. Tombstone Intro
02. Wolf Burger
03. Homies
04. Shot Gun Joe
05. Milwaukee Fat
06. Eldridge
07. We Goin’ Make It
08. Hot 8 Shit
09. Big Girl
10. Take It To The House
11. Tombstone Outro

The album Hot 8 Brass BandTombstone” (Tru Thoughts) has been released May 24, 2013.

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