Since being founded on Fat Tuesday 2003, the Portland based MarchFourth Marching Band has given up matching uniforms and shiny new instruments for the redemption found in a captivating sound circus-like stage show. Their new album, Rise Up, evokes the New Orleans sound and we’ll hear a track during Deep Threes Radio #6.
Here’s a taste of MarchFourth’s set at Burning Man last year. Then the band lurks in the shadows on the video for “Pilo Erect”.
Let’s move from the dark and creepy to the bright and disaffected. New Yorker Matt Marks talks with Corey Dangle about his campy pop opera album The Little Death: Vol. 1, out this week. Oh my God, we have a killer track cued up for you.
We didn’t have to cast a wide net for your obligatory DIY cover videos. Matt and partner in crime Melissa Hughes have posted several taken from their show “The Melly & Mafoo Variety Hour”. You could call it a cabaret act, the term sometimes used by performers who want to impress the folks back home with how well they are doing in the Big Apple.
Here’s Matt and Melissa with a finger snapping foyer performance of The Magnetic Fields’ “Yeah, Oh Yeah”. Then they go where Julia Nunes would not dare with Matt on ukulele for “Straight Up”. Simon?