Music From the Future, released last year. Live, THSB add additional layers of fun to their already sassy, horns-adorned sound with dancers, jugglers, DJs, magicians and acrobats.
Herding even a regular four- or five-piece band out into clubland requires an emotional and logistical odyssey bordering on masochism, so full credit to virtuoso Fullerton drummer Evan Stone who (periodically, at least) assembles a vast cast of performers, musical and otherwise, into the Translucent Ham Sandwich Band. It helps that his rotating cast of unrehearsed Sandwiches has the chops to largely improvise their insatiably curious, kaleidoscopic jazz, both onstage and in the studio. Swingy and squelchy single “Censor Me” serves as a relatively structured gateway to their irreverently adventurous, cut-and-paste debut album,