Let me know if I’m driving you crazy with this balkan-punk-brass band stuff (but no one else is writing about it so I feel it’s my duty). I think I hit the jackpot with NYC’s Slavic Soul Party. Their new record Bigger came out in March on the small Brooklyn label Barbes Records (dist. by Ryko). Unlike the hip-hop urban brass sounds of NYC’s other brass band Youngblood Brass Band, it seems SSP takes a more straight edge approach. They’re jazzy in much the same way that John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards pionered that NYC nu-jazz sound.
If you’re in a cubicle or a cramped dorm room you’re gonna want to get up and make some room. It may be hard to control your limbs.