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Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Hot Mustard

The old saying "you can't take it with you when you go" lives and breathes in Hot Mustard's latest release, "Naked When You Come". Their revival of this obscure 1966 Danish pop track by the Lollipops spins off in a new direction with the soulful voice of Kendall Coyer and the funky horns by Grammy-nominated trumpeter Jordan McLean (from Antibalas) and trombonist Dave "Smoota" Smith (from TV On The Radio).

"Naked When You Come" is the band's first release since their debut album. They've retained their "tangy" harmonies and hip-hop influence, but there's a much more mature sound pouring out of their instruments. The creepy organ tones latch onto the jazzy guitar lines and become more than the sum of their parts.

The horns, front and center, pay homage to the Danish influence. The 60's melody adds a dark heft between every breathy phrase. It doubles that "off" feeling of the music video where cartoons of yesteryear and old found footage craft the story of parting with our earthly possessions. Like the band sings, "from dust you come and from dust you go."

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Watch "Naked When You Come" below.

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