Thanks to everyone who came out to see our late-night shows at the House of Blues in New Orleans during 2nd weekend of Jazzfest. We had a right rollicking good time. We are hugely grateful to all our musical guests - not only Alecia Chakour, Jans Ingber, Natalie Cressman, Jennifer Hartswick, Mike Olmos and Joe Cohen, who helped us realise our 1973/1983 theme nights - but also to the many eminent musicians who called by unannounced and sat in with us.
The new studio album (our 8th!) entitled "Out on the Faultline" was released on CD/LP/Digital on Monday November 5th 2012 on One Note Records, the band's own imprint, and also in Japan on CD & Digital through our partners P-Vine Records. The record was recorded in San Francisco and Oakland California, co-produced by Eddie Roberts & Milton Davis, and features guest performances by the Jazz Mafia Horns and Papa Mali, as well as a smattering of tasteful vocal stylings from the band.
The more observant amongst you will have noticed that we're laying low - taking our first proper summer break from Mastersoundsing in 6 years. We'll be back in November for a short run of dates in Europe, followed by the wonderful Bear Creek Festival in Florida, to co-incide with the release of our 8th studio album "Out on the Faultline". More details to come...
Breaks from the Border: Episode 4 premiered on Performer. Click HERE to see the feature and check out the video!
Breaks From The Border, our 7th studio album featuring the tracks "Can You Get It," "On The Border" and "Walk In These Shoes" is available here at NewMastersounds.com, on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and Napster.
In this episode, NMS discusses the wild life at Sonic Ranch, the studio in Texas where Breaks From The Border was recorded.
NMS talks about the history of how they formed.
Simon and Joe run the labyrinth back stage at Red Rocks.
Background track is "Run the Gauntlet" off Breaks from the Border out August 9th.
Fitness experts, Simon and Joe take a quick stair run before their Red Rocks show in Colorado. Background track is "Turn it Up" off the upcoming "Breaks from the Border:" out August 9th.
Download "Can You Get It" from Breaks from the Border or free over at WXPN.
Joe and Simon document their journey from Leeds to Denver.
Simon and Joe takes us on a tour of the backstage of Red Rocks.
The New Mastersounds ARE Rock Stars, as they discovered from an encounter with a FedEx driver on tour. The featured background music is "Josus" off the upcoming Breaks from the Border due out August 9th.
We're going to leave the EPK up for you all to enjoy since it's so well done and we love it. Also, have you "liked" us on Facebook yet? If not we're giving away a live track to get you to. Check it out here. Our April tour that lead into Jazzfest was a smashing success, thanks to everyone who came out. You know we appreciate every one of you. Check out some photos by our friend Casey Flanigan from that New Orleans show here. We're looking forward to heading back to Summer Camp over Memorial Day weekend. Then we'll be headed to Lousiville for a show at Headliner's Music Hall on 5/31. Now we've heard My Morning Jacket is playing that night, so if you must go, join us after. Then it's onto Newport, KY at Southgate House for our first time. Then we'll head to Knoxville, TN (FREE Show), Smilefest and Falls Church, VA before we hit Michael Arnone's Crawfish fest with the one and only Art Neville (of The Meters!) Check out our tour page for all the info needed.
Check out the EPK from the making of our first ever US recorded album Breaks From The Border coming Summer 2011 album here. We are still giving away a live version of "This Ain't Work" from our Live in San Francisco at The Independent show recording for your emails. Sign up here to stay in the loop..Tour has kicked off with a bang, check out this glowing review from our first show in Boston. We'll be celebrating Eddie's 40th birthday on a much needed day off in NYC then on to Asbury Park, NJ. We'll then have our first play at World Cafe Live in Philly, PA, come get funky with us and make it great. If you're in the Northern VA area we'll be at a Free outdoor festival at Washington & Lee College. We've recently ADDED shows in Savannah, GA on May 1st and Memphis, TN on May 5th. These shows conclude with our first ever TWO-night headlining run at House of Blues New Orleans, which is sure to be over the top and have you all dancing till dawn. Check out all dates here.
Heading to Salt Lake City tonight 3/10 then off to CO for 5 shows (and some skiing), SXSW in Austin, TX then 2 nights in San Francisco at The Indpendent. Our final night of tour will be hosted by Sebastopol Film Festival with a screening of Coals to Newcastle before the show at the Hopmonk on 3/20. We are giving away a live version of "This Ain't Work" from our Live in San Francisco at The Independent show recording for your emails. Sign up here to stay in the loop about our forthcoming Summer 2011 album Breaks From The Border. We're pleased to announce an April tour heading through the east coast. We'll hit everywhere from Boston to New Orleans. Check out all dates here.
Day six of the tour - here we are having breakfast at the Doug Fir Lounge, Portland: our favourite venue so far. Two more weeks to go, so make sure you come out if you spot your town on our tour page. Also, if you haven't already done so, come and say hi on Facebook. We've also announced some exciting new tour news over there...check it out.
The Spain tour, which ended in style in Madrid on Feb 13th, was a blast. Thanks to everyone who made it possible, especially Eneida Fever, David Elejalde, Marcos Flores and Joshua Bogen. We are now gearing up to return to the USA for 3 weeks, starting next Tuesday in Jackson, WY and ending on March 20th at the Sebastopol Documentary Festival. For everything in between have a look at our tour page, but I doubt we'll be seeing many oranges on trees for a while, and I think Pete will be keeping his mighty arms covered up. (x Simon)
Gigs going very well so far here in Spain. We are into phase two, heading into the final weekend via Gíjón, Vitoria, Barcelona and Madrid. Don't miss us, coz it could be another whole year before we make it back to Spain, and we might not even still be alive then! (thanks to our friend Warren Dyer for the photo, taken on Saturday night in Granada.)
Once we wrap up our February Spain tour we will return to the US and head west for a spring tour starting in Jackson, WY at Town Square Tavern. This will be our first return to the west since the release of "Masterology." The tour will zig zag through some of the bands favorite territories and the west?s hottest spots. Be sure to check out the full tour dates and the NMS Facebook for updates on how to win tickets, show info and more.
We are very excited to be coming back to Spain again this February, taking in some places we've never played, as well as cities we know and love. See our tour page for the complete list of dates, and link to each venue's website. Now - time to dust off our schoolboy Spanish.
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