Magic Number

by MarchFourth

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"MarchFourth was once thought of as a live experience only. These songs are about to change all that." -Robert Fontenot, Offbeat Magazine

“This is a big brassy unrelenting tour de force unlike almost anything else you have ever heard.” -Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine

"The 17-piece band’s live show remains as brilliant and chaotic as ever. But its music has matured amid the madness." -Andrew Travers, Aspen Times

“Just when you think you’ve heard it all, suddenly a band crosses paths with your ears and changes everything… Full of auditory goodness...” -Sarah Bourque, NYS Music


released September 30, 2016

Fifteen MarchFourth musicians traveled to New Orleans and spent ten days recording at The Parlor Recording Studio. With Producer Ben Ellman (Galactic) and Engineer/Producer Mikael “Count” Eldridge (DJ Shadow, Tycho, Galactic) at the helm, this album is full of the captivating grooves and brassy swagger you've come to expect from M4, with guest appearance by Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore (drums), and Matt Perrine (sousaphone).



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MarchFourth (from Portland, OR) is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. This colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz emanates from musicians, acrobats, stilters and more, touring the country year-round, taking audiences on a booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization. ... more


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Track Name: The Quarter
Sitting in the window seat, the city in your sights
Tiny bridges and all the pretty lights
Stepping on the street car- just got off the flight
The drums thumping, the brass pumping
The Quarter is the place tonight
Track Name: Magic Number
What’s the way that I’m supposed to be?
I got 47 hundred reasons to be mad
And you’re saying to me above, open
"I got 47 thousand reasons to be grateful"
So I guess I better do the math
and find my magic number
The other night when I was at the bar
I was chattin’ with a couple of pretty 20-somethings
And they were tellin’ me a story about
an old man who was pushing 40-nothing
And they never woulda guessed my age!
I laughed so hard that I fell off my dinosaur
Grow up, get drunk, get loud, get proud
Get off, get lost, get found, get down
Grow old, grow round, get sound, give out
nice and easy…
If you see a soul laying down pick it up - Go!
You don’t get stuck
You don’t stay, no mind matter
Don’t get stuck!
Track Name: Push it Back (feat. Stanton Moore)
I see you standing on the wall,
You keep on standing there you're gonna fall-
Unless you push it back.
I've seen them swinging from the trees,
They gonna bring you right down to your knees-
If you push it back.
It's getting dark- thunder lightning
You best believe it's gonna be very frightening-
When you push it back.
Elevator going all the way to the top
You're getting off at the very last stop-
Cuz you push it back
Track Name: Hotstepper
I guess I didn't know you're a hotstepper.
I bet you didn't think I don't know better.
But every time that I looked for you,
you were gone, getting down on the dance floor...
Track Name: Science (Free Your Mind)
You've got to free your mind
If you want to free your soul
Track Name: It's a Trap!
The World's pretty Big
But it's getting smaller
The world's pretty big
but it's getting smaller
The world's pretty big
but it's getting smaller
and music's pretty big
but you're getting taller