Today’s song is “Memory Parade” from The New Orleans Bingo Show. It is from the album they released this year, Volume III: Memory Parade, so yes – it is the title track. But it’s not your run-of-the-mill title track. It shows off this band’s more strictly-subtle and emotive side. With wispy & arresting vocals, adroitly simple acoustic guitar, and the wonderful sprinkling of strings, marching drums, and background vocalists to round out the number. It’s uncomplicated, in that deceptively wonderful way, and the result is a good song that asks nothing of the listener but to lend an ear.
It should be noted that this band is, at times, an interactive theatrical cabaret of sorts. They will at times features original short films, comedic skits or even possibly a live game of bingo played, which is then played with the audience. They are (surprise!) from New Orleans, and this is always a plus for any band because it means that this band has playing live music running through their veins. To a New Orleans act playing live is akin to breathing, as is taking in live music for the average New Orleanian. If you get the chance to catch this band live, do so! In the meantime, you can stream the rest of this album on soundcloud.
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