with JD McPherson
Nashville, TN Celebrated, Grammy Award-winning band The Mavericks, have announced the March 31 release of Brand New Day, their first independent studio album on their own label Mono Mundo Recordings/Thirty Tigers. After years on major labels, The Mavericks chose to set a new course with the founding of Mono Mundo and the release of their first live album, 2016s captivating All Night Live, Volume 1. On the spectacular Brand New Day, the beloved veteran band convincingly proves that they may have not even reached their apex yet.The 10 songs that make up Brand New Day feature The Mavericks genre-defying style. Case in point, the album opens with the tejano/bluegrass-inspired Rolling Along, which sets a tone before the wall-of-sound power of the title track thrusts the listener deep into the musical journey. From the 60s flavored Easy As It Seems to the accordion-fueled shuffle of I Will Be Yours to the heart-melting beauty of Goodnight Waltz, Brand New Day finds the eclectic unit as inspired, passionate and commanding as ever.Considered by many to be one of the great and most unique American bands, The Mavericks formed in Miami, FL in the late-1980s, eventually moving to Nashville and launching what would be an incredible career that featured hits, sold out tours and the creation of a large and loyal fan base. The Mavericks created a one-of-a-kind sound that seamlessly blended elements of rock, Latino, folk, blues, country and more. Following a nine year hiatus, The Mavericks re- formed in 2012 going on to release two more highly acclaimed studio albums and toured relentlessly bringing their exhilarating live shows to longtime fans and new generations worldwide.Led by the mesmerizing vocals of Raul Malo, the driving swing of drummer Paul Deakin, the masterful playing of guitarist Eddie Perez and eccentric style of keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, The Mavericks have once again solidified themselves as a seminal musical force, both live and in the studio. Their unparalleled singular sound cannot be neatly confined to any one genre or demographic, and Brand New Day is yet another fresh example of just why that is.
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Prolific genre-jumper Raul Malo may go down in music history as one of the most expansive guys on the country circuit: he effortlessly traverses from Latin jazz to Cuban pop to lounge-inspired schmaltz to boogie-down rock 'n' roll and beyond. But when he's playing catchy-as-hell twang rock with his band the Mavericks, it's easy to understand that country music is this man's forte. The Mavericks formed in Miami, Florida, in the late 1980s and made friends and fans by playing their infectious Americana foot-stompers inside of rock clubs. (Apparently, country clubs wanted country cover bands and turned the Mavericks away because they played original songs.) Their eponymous 1990 debut wasn't as strong in its songwriting as the albums that would come after it, but this first album really showed off their bona fide chemistry, which could blow the oversized hat acts off almost any Nashville stage. MCA caught wind of the Mav's buzz and signed them in 1991, giving their second LP, From Hell To Paradise, more money and production help than their first release. On this sophomore album, Malo's songwriting bore more fruit than a field of prickly pear cacti. Songs like the Sir Douglas Quintet-flavored "I Got You" and the roadhouse rocker "End Of The Line" should have climbed the charts, but they were upstaged by a drop-dead gorgeous rendition of Hank Williams' "Hey Good Lookin'" (the only single from their second album to get radio airplay). In 1994, the band released What a Crying Shame, a third-time's-the-charm album that went platinum and yielded three singles.
- Eric Shea