Three things I dig: Marching bands, Hip Hop, and The Specials. New Orleans own Hot 8 Brass band, “purveyors of Jazz-infused, hip-hop-fired marching band music” are back once again with a cover of The Specials “Ghost Town”. This is a little known fact, but my first radio gig in college was an all Ska show. I love Two Tone and I most definitely have much love The Specials here at FMF. Any chance to infuse the aforementioned three topics and it’s a good day. Their new record The Life And Times Of… will be dropping on November 13th. This record will be in two parts, the first will showcase a party side of the band, while a second installment in the Spring of 2013 will highlight a “more reflective, emotional tribute to fallen band members and the funeral parades which centre on this music.” Looking forward to both. Definitely more to come on this band. Check out the single on soundcloud below and share if you’d like. I mean, who doesn’t like a funky marching band?