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Prince Releases new single with Hornheads feature soli

Prince has just released “Extraloveable Reloaded” for download on his 3rd Eye Girl website. This is a remake of a song of his from the early ’80s that now includes a signature Hornheads breakdown in the middle. There’s a sample of it on Dr. Funkenberry if you want to check it out, but it doesn’t quite get to the real funky horn stuff.

Hornheads featured on new Prince single

While you’re at 3rd Eye Girl, The Hornheads also appear on “Boyfriend Demo” and to a lesser extent, “Ain’t Gonna Miss U When U’re Gone“.

“Boyfriend” actually has some fun interplay between 2 differently configured Hornheads passes. So 10 horns!

Target commercial featuring the music of IKV with the Hornheads

Who would’ve thought that when we recorded horns in my studio in South Minneapolis last year for our old Argentinian friends, Dante and Emmanuel of Illya Kuryaki and the Vallderramas, would end up on a Target commercial and get a shout out from Oprah. Here’s the Billboard article about their new project “Chances”, which features the Hornheads on 4 tracks. The Target ad is kind of an odd edit, which is typical of commercial jingles, so be sure to check out the full  Ula Ula video. Those of you who know us will certainly get a kick out of the stand in they used on the video for our own Kathy J.

Hornheads worked on Jonas Brothers’ new CD release, Lines, Vines, and Trying Times

Jonas Brothers' new release, Lines, Vines, and Trying Times

Jonas Brothers’ new release, Lines, Vines, and Trying Times

I did want to mention that the Jonas Brothers’ new release, Lines, Vines, and Trying Times, produced by our good friend John Fields (Mandy Moore, Switchfoot, Backstreet Boys, Greazy Meal), hits on June 16th.  We worked on 3 tracks,  “Much Better”, “Hey Baby”, and “WW3”. I (Michael B. Nelson) wrote the horn arrangements and recorded the hornheads. Our horns for the first 2 tracks are on the CD, but it looks like we got aced out of the tracks we did for “WW3” by horn God, Jerry Hey.