Album: Brand New Day
Label: Mono Mundo
Release date: March 31, 2017
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, 2016’s captivating All Night Live, Volume 1. On Brand New Day, the veteran band sets out to prove 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. 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 ‘60’s flavored “Easy As It Seems” to the accordion-fueled shuffle of “I Will Be Yours” to the quieter soul of “Goodnight Waltz”, Brand New Day finds the band uncovering new sounds.
The Mavericks formed in Miami, FL in the late-1980’s, 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 vocals of Raul Malo, the driving swing of drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez and keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, their unique style and sound cannot be neatly confined to any one genre or demographic, but has found its way onto several of our year-end favorites lists here at That Nashville Sound.