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what do we got to do? MAKE FRED FUNKY! so funky right now MAKE FRED FUNKY! funky right now funky, breaking down every sacred cow with guns and snowplows or gums and know-how anything the law of the land with allow somehow I avow by the bead of my brow to endow every vowel from the base of my bowel the whole world 'round resound in the sound of The Underground Tao, so funky right now own the zip code, catch twenty-two to the four-oh-no the funk was now cold but bound to take hold that's why I'm bringing hotness for souls to behold now, you could be king if you want to or just never do a thing if you want to grab the microphone and sing like I taught you so funky right now, whatcha gonna do?
don't need no flashlight don't need no heat lamp in the snow don't need no batteries 'cause my body glows shining in the morning better at night and you can see my skin through my clothes 'cause my body glows call me firestarter you can call me gigolo 'cause I'm the human dynamo 'cause my body glows don't need no money don't need no clothes don't need no nothing 'cause my body glows
piles of crap piles and piles and piles of crap piles of crap talking 'bout my girlfriend she calls me on the weekend said she wants to be friends but only in the A.M. then about a month ago the girl gone preggo said the kid's mine, yo but she ain't sure, though I met a cute young thing she want to dancing I tried to see Venus she said, "I love Jesus!" she had me doing back bends and then she hit all of my friends now she's crying to me she wants to get married? that's a pile of crap the boss done told me I got to do OT but they can't pay me I got to do that for free now where is all the money I'm saving for the company? oh, it went right there my boss's new desk chair now I'm tired of it people giving me shit don't bring it around I ain't your dumping ground all my family and friends say, "I don't mean to offend but, but, but, but..." why don't you just shut up?
DTF 05:36
yo, I'm DTF so if you're DTF run to DTF then you can catch your breath in downtown Fredericksburg I said downtown Fredericksburg yo, I'm DTF so if you're DTF see I run DTF with my homeboy Seth I talking downtown Fredericksburg downtown Fredericksburg [Lucas] now RVA is where I call my home but up in DTF is where my name is known rolling up ninety-five exit one-two-six Caroline, Princess Anne is where I get my kicks when I roll DTF I'm going ten cats deep funk van with the clan don't you try and creep we'll get you movin' your mass, pardon me if I'm crass "are all of y'all DTF?" is the question I ask now there's the U of Mary Wash straight keepin' it real all my ladies in the house, tell me, how do y'all feel? man, I never felt better than cruisin' 'round downtown jammin' out on Good Weather instead of rollin' on the river DTF will deliver good times every time, now just pray for my liver the beer's always flowin', my chi is always glowin' purple jacket, black tie, all the ladies be knowin' [Zach] coming in hot from the frosty north with the bass trombone sliding back and forth Sasquatch on the mic and I will infect it's the double time freak in DTF I know my hot licks got you weak in the knees but please, ladies, guard your ovaries or my funky fresh beats will knock you up no fiction, my diction will corrupt Farmhouse Lovin' is where it's at find me on the river with a full backpack double-sided paddle about to smack dat bust out the stuff sack in the back of the kayak it's about to get hairy I do it every way except missionary if you're DTF and you want a real man then I'm DTF and I'm your biggest fan [Seth] yo, I'm straight DTF, that's why I'm coming up next been down for a minute, now it's time to catch rep drove to far off shows playing KFC but we never left F, espec' not DT doing this freedom dance thing for days tried fried dog, tasted foot decay trunk funk dumplings two fresh dumpster things fire dragon thunderings fine dandruff tumblings fake: doing things freeloader-style dumb: taking feces dirtbagger-style true: Fredericksburg dominates try'n front DTF, diss to face when the FBI calls the CIA shaking down VA for the NSA you best check the word and F what you heard throwing down in downtown Fredericksburg because I'm DTF so if you're DTF run to DTF then you can catch your breath in downtown Fredericksburg I said, downtown Fredericksburg I know you're DTF I'm always DTF If you're not DTF then I'm like WTF I like downtown Fredericksburg I'm talking downtown Fredericksburg
I'm just a junk collector with some nerdish tendencies yeah, a junk collector with freaky-deak propensities I can't pretend to be something that I'm not but I've got some tricks to fit in this society now I'm not a hoarder 'cause I keep my junk in order I'm not a pack rat 'cause I only keep stuff that is awesome or useful or vintage or rare or... ok, I've got a little bit of a problem but if I ever meet a girl, I've got a good game plan I'm going to have to clean the crap from out my minivan because I scored this main frame last week, was really neat but all the data spools are taking up the passenger seat I got a copy of the local paper on her birthday that'll be a nice ice breaker on our first date and I'm rolling in this totally pimp shirt, yo I just found it in the trash a half an hour ago and -- well, of course I washed it first, jeez what do you take me for, some kind of hobo with herpes? I mean, uh, wait! you got it all wrong ah, crud... listen, babe, do you want to hear a song? antique shops, swap meets, and yard sales dumpster diving, I really don't care if your hair kind of smells when you're done, it's kind of fun and if you find a good one, it's like the Holy Grail I've got a sweet stash, but I ain't putting on airs I'm bringing home laptops and broken wheelchairs that I find when I'm roaming down around in the street I'm like, how could someone throw away a broken TV? if you had at least three, you could stack'em like so and have a Tower of Babel right in your front door take'em downtown to that abandoned skyrise defenestrate them all, see how well they can fly or better yet, rip'em open, get the vaccuum tubes put two in your bra, have transister boobs put the third one in your pants sticking out of your butt then everyone who sees you will be like, "what?" she got ba-dunk-a-dunk, junk in the trunk not junk like blubber, talking junk like stuff 'cause I'm a junk collector, rocking what I got yeah, a junk collector and sure 'nough, it's kind of hot 'cause I'm the funk protector, the superfly MC but if you happen to have some junk well, won't you pass it to me?
A.H. Tint 01:35
now I got my windows tinted at A.H. Tint Andrew Hellier, make'em look stone cold pimp now I got my windows tinted at A.H. Tint Andrew Hellier, rockin' like a stone cold pimp now I got my windows tinted at A.H. Tint Andrew Hellier, make'em look stone cold pimp now I got my windows tinted at A.H. Tint Andrew Hellier, make'em look dope as shit
now I love this town and all these people, too but from time to time, there's something that I gots to do pack up my ditty bag, turn up the tunes cruise out to where the cattle roam, I'm going get it on with you and when the sun goes down, I think I'm going to go down, too 'cause it's farmhouse lovin' with the windows wide open and there ain't no substitute we've got some tricky choices and they're all risqué we going to do it in your grandma's bed or in the barn on a bale of hay? don't tell my friends at home, I know what they'll say but if you want, call your sister, too, have a country-time three way we can take it 'till the twelfth round and then we'll drink some cheap whiskey 'cause it's farmhouse lovin' with the windows wide open don't bother getting dressed today
99 Problems 03:30


Behold our second studio album, ELBY BRASS IS DTF. Full length and full strength, it's ten songs of hardcore awesome recorded right here in Fredericksburg. Packed to the brim with head-bopping jams, sick licks, and verbal wordplay, this is some real deal heavy horn funk.

Thanks to all of our crew who've been partying with us for years, keep on making Fred funky. Are you DTF? Listen and find out.


released April 26, 2013

Performed by
Lucas Fritz - Trumpet
Evan Coleman - Trumpet
Matt Gray - Saxophone
Dan Fong - Saxophone
Drew Orr - Trombone
Glen Bulloss - Trombone
Zach Santulli - Bass Trombone
Seth Casana - Sousaphone
Brandon Sibley - Drum Kit
Josh Parrett - Quads

Recorded by Derek Kirkman in Fredericksburg, VA
Mastered by Jeff Covert at Wally Cleaver's Recording Studio
Cover photo by Stephen Graham


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ELBY BRASS Fredericksburg

Elby Brass is Virginia's best street brass band—specializing in hard-hitting funk, sizzling soul, and shout-along favorites. Homegrown in Fredericksburg, they feature trumpets, trombones, saxophones, sousaphones, drums, and undeniable energy. Don't expect anything but brash, raw horn jams and definitely don't expect to stand still. When you need the party to start right now, you need Elby Brass. ... more

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