File Under: Americana, Neotraditional Country, Tex-Mex, Western Swing, Rockabilly, Country Pop
The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013), and will drop Friday, March 31st.
Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny.
Here’s what the press has to say:
“Led by rhapsodic vocalist Raul Malo, the band displays its usual high standards on tunes brimming with Tex-Mex accordions, Cuban rhythms, sophisticated 1960s pop, sensitive ballads and swirling bossa nova.” – Associated Press
“Elvis Presley-eque rock, Orbison style balladry, Latin-fusion party tunes, throwback country, irresistible pop. A vocabulary for their style remains out of reach.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Pinning down the Mavericks is like picking up mercury with your bare hands. Time-jumping, genre-bending shaman, the band has no qualms about leaping cultures from song to song, somehow managing to keep their own identity intact while inhabiting the skins of others.” – No Depression