Jump, Jive and…Klezmer?

Hot album coverSquirrel Nut Zippers can refer to an 1890s candy, drunk men in trees (being as “nut zipper” is a term for moonshine) or an energetic, neo-swing band whose second album, Hot, was their break-through success. Hot feels like a 1930s, big band fever dream where humor and boogie woogie go hand in hand. Katharine Whalen has a nostalgic, jazz voice and Jimbo Mathus sounds like he could be as at home in a ballroom as in a crawdad shack. If you feel the jitterbug building in your soul and you can’t put a lid on it, get Hot with the Squirrel Nut Zippers.