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).
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.
“This is the first studio record on our own label, and it is an important component in the band’s history,” Malo says, “but the real goal was just to make a great record.”
The new collection – co-produced like its immediate predecessors by the band’s golden-voiced singer Raul Malo and Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Warren Zevon, Melissa Etheridge), who is partnered with the band in the new Mono Mundo imprint – features the core members of the group since their reformation: Malo, drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez, and keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, along with auxiliary members “the Fantastic Four” filling out the set’s brawny sound with their signature accordion and horns.
“… the Mavericks can still mix torch and twang with a vibrant virtuosity that defies genre boundaries”– USA TODAY
“Frank Sinatra always insisted he was just a saloon singer. In the same way the Mavericks always pride themselves on being a bar band, albeit the best bar band this side of E Street.”– HUFFINGTON POST (NY’S BOWERY BALLROOM)
“One of the most professional — and passionate — bands to play this year, this veteran act had the crowd in the palm of its hand, playing its patented mix of country-rock and Latin dance music. Between keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden and guitarist Eddie Perez, the Mavericks also boasted some of the best instrumental talent at this year’s fest.”– COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE (AT ROOTS N BLUES N BBQ FESTIVAL)
“The Mavericks’ long-overdue New Orleans Jazz Fest debut did not disappoint. The Mavericks are too smart, and too good for their own good.”– NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE (AT JAZZ FEST)