The Chicago 30-piece Mucca Pazza is an ensemble of fun-loving band geeks that includes guitarists, trombonists, sax players, percussionists, and — let’s not forget — cheerleaders. Though they look and behave like perhaps the world’s coolest marching band, their sound is far more suitable for summer festivals than pep rallies.
On June 12, the group is releasing Safety Fifth via Electric Cowbell, its third studio album in six years. The single “Boss Taurus” is a funky, catchy tune whose video does well to showcase the band’s cultivated quirkiness. Members take turns dancing and marching around a small, curtained stage, playing their ascribed instruments and letting loose.