In August 2011 The New Mastersounds released their first ever US-recorded album, Breaks From The Border. Breaks marked a new era in the band’s sonic landscape by topping their unique syncopated grooves with group vocal stylings. After a major US festival tour, instead of flying home to England, they diverted to El Paso, Texas, from where they made the short journey to the outskirts of the border town of Tornillo. Sonic Ranch is a residential studio in the middle of a huge pecan orchard, and this was the setting for the band’s seventh studio album.
“plays that old-school, '70s Funk and Soul as if it never went out of style” (Mark Edward Nero)
“the energy of their playing is contagious: the band lets loose and exudes a true dirty, funky vibe.” (Grace Beehler)
“the bubbling, energetically infectious sounds of the New Mastersounds at their best” (Thom Jurek)