The New Mastersounds Return With New LP ‘Made For Pleasure’ – Plan 32 Date U.S. Tour

On October 2, 2015, The New Mastersounds return with Made For Pleasure—their most stylistically sprawling studio record to date. The collection is set for release via Brooklyn-based independent label, Royal Potato Family. It will be supported by a cross-country 32-date U.S. tour presented by Live For Live Music.

“The album’s title is very much the ethos of the band,” guitar Eddie Roberts explains. “We make music for our own pleasure and for other people’s pleasure. It’s about sharing energy with an audience, whether it be live or listening at home.”

The New Mastersounds core four—guitarist Eddie Roberts, drummer Simon Allen, bassist Pete Shand and organist Joe Tatton—are joined on the 11-track effort by guests including soul chanteuse Charly Lowry, revered percussionist/vibraphonist Mike Dillon and the North Cali-based West Coast Horns, featuring tenor saxophonist Joe Cohen and trumpeter Mike Olmos.

“In the past, the guests on our records haven’t really influenced the writing process,” says drummer Simon Allen. “But on this record the horns were with us while we were jamming in the studio, so tunes that might not have gone anywhere suddenly came to life because they were coming up with top-line melodies to make sense of our grooves.”

“The experience of working with Charly Lowry added a whole other dimension to the record. She’s so natural and she’s got things to say,” Roberts continues. “She’s an amazing being and I was excited to work with her.”

Take a listen to the title track which premiered today (below)..

Tour Dates
9/30 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10/1 – San Diego, CA – Winstons
10/2 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
10/4 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall
10/6 – Chico, CA – Lost On Main
10/7 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
10/8 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10/9-10 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
10/11 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
10/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
10/14 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
10/15 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Old Town Pub
10/16 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
10/17 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/16-18 – Ozark, AR – Phases of the Moon Music + Art Festival
10/20 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
10/21 – Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge
10/22-25 – Rockdale, TX – Art Outside
10/23 – Dallas, TX – The Loft at Gilley’s
10/24 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
10/27 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay
10/28 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
10/29 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
10/30-11/1 – Hattiesburg, MS – Dollar Box Showroom
10/31 – Live Oak, FL – Hulaween
11/1 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
11/3 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s
11/4 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
11/5 – Raleigh, NC – Southland Ballroom
11/6 – Asheville, NC – Isis
11/7 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium*

* w/ Lettuce

The New Mastersounds Made For Pleasure
is out October 2, 2015 on LP, CD & Digital via Royal Potato Family

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