"Very rarely does an album come along that redefines the sound and spirit of an entire genre. On their first release in almost a decade, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers have created a sound more imaginative, adventurous and contagious than any of its esteemed forebears. On all fronts, musically, compositionally and production-wise, the band’s fourth album, Slither Slice, sets an unprecedented high within the brass band world." - Offbeat Magazine
"One of the most important New Orleans releases this year." - SonicBoomers.com
“I think the Nightcrawlers have again raised the bar for brass band music in the city with this offering, in terms of musicianship and writing. Not since the Dirty Dozen were in their creative prime has a group taken the game to another level and smoked it like this.” – HomeOfTheGroove.com
“Finally, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers have a new record out, and Slither Slice is a winner from beginning to end.” – Gambit / BestofNewOrleans.com
The New Orleans Nightcrawlers are excited to announce the release of Slither Slice, their first album since 2000’s award-winning Live at the Old Point. This 10-song offering includes long-awaited, unrecorded fan favorites and new gems that capture the emotions of a band and a city that have undergone both heartache and rejuvenation. Highlights include the infectious anthem “Alright, Alright,” the joyfully nostalgic “Pontchartrain Beach,” the boisterous “8th Ward Strut,” and their haunting take on the popular Indian chant, “Hold’em Joe.” The title track, featuring Stanton Moore and Rich Vogel of Galactic, helps confirm that this is their funkiest disc yet. The Nightcrawlers have individually been busy this past decade releasing successful solo albums and working with some of New Orleans’ most popular bands, but they have all been itching to get this band back into the studio. At long last, the wait is over! Fans will not be disappointed with this much-anticipated album – the Nightcrawlers’ most hard-hitting and honest record to date.