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.
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) 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 album contains a diverse selection of originals that show off the Mavericks' always multi-faceted musical personality, including the boldly upbeat title song, the tejano/bluegrass flavored "Rolling Along," the intensely romantic "Goodnight Waltz," the blues-fueled "Ride With Me," and the thematically pointed "Easy As It Seems" and "Damned (If You Do)."
Brand New Day flexes the category-defying approach that has been a unique hallmark of the Mavericks' sound since the band's top-20 hits on the country charts. The album's 10 new songs seamlessly merge strains of Tex-Mex, Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, country, and rock ‘n' roll.