Interview: DuPont Brass Releases Magnificent New Album Music Education

Recently, Alchemical Records had the privilege of speaking with Jared Bailey, a member of the DMV legends DuPont Brass. The band recently released their terrific album Music Education, full of outstanding brass solos, complex musicality, and catchy melodies. It is a breakthrough album for their already-thoroughly established voice.

The first song I heard off of Music Education was “Bring That Ass Here.” It is a slow, eclectic track reflecting not just a musical maturity but also some themes about growing up in general: “Bring that ass here and let me rub your feet / I swear I used to be a playa / what you done to me.” The rest of the album continues with just as much energy, from the soaring “Round Midnight” to the final party track “Let’s Go” featuring Adé.