Song Of The Day: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “One Hundred Fires”

In one of the more surprising announcements in its three decades long career, venerable independent label Sub Pop recently declared that they had signed one of New Orleans’s longest-running groups, Preservation Hall Jazz Band. While their new material is not slated for release until 2019, the label recently digitally re-issued their two previous albums, 2017’s So It Is and 2013’s That’s It!, both of which have a unique distinction of being the first two albums of all original material in the band’s 50+ years of recording. “One Hundred Fires” is an excellent tune, a funeral march that turns into a joyous celebration of music. Interestingly enough, the song was cowritten with Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson. Here’s to a unique new relationship, one that we are positive will produce some fantastic music.

 

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