Funk-rock quartet The New Mastersounds have officially released their new studio album, Shake It, via Color Red. The LP follows the 2018 releases of Renewable Energy and The Nashville Session 2, and marks the band’s first full-length release through guitarist Eddie Roberts‘ Color Red label.
Shake It features Lamar Williams Jr.–son of the late Allman Brothers Band bassist, Lamar Williams–on vocals, alongside NMS members Simon Allen (drums), Joe Tatton (keys) Pete Shand (bass), and Roberts (guitar). The new album also features guest contributions from Mike Olmos on trumpet (a NMS regular who has already appeared on albums including Renewable Energy and Made For Pleasure), and Jason Mingledorff on sax and flute (previously on tour with St. Paul and the Broken Bones).
“I’m very proud of this album–the music, the production, the guests, the label, the art…and I’m proud of doing 20 years with these guys,” Roberts explained in a press statement.
Listen to The New Mastersounds’ new Shake It album below:
The New Mastersounds – Shake It
In celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary, The New Mastersounds will kick off their 2019 fall tour tonight, Friday, September 13th, with a performance at London’s Jazz Cafe. The band will return to the States later this month and begin the U.S. leg of their tour with a stop at Atlanta, GA’s Terminal West on September 26th.
See below for a full list of The New Mastersounds’ upcoming tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to The New Mastersounds’ website.
The New Masterounds 2019 Tour Dates:
9/13 – London, UK – Jazz Cafe
9/20 – Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe
9/26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
9/27 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
9/29 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall
10/2 – Bend, OR – Domino Room
10/3 & 10/4 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
10/5 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10/9 – Salt Lake City, UT – Commonwealth Room
10/10 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
10/11 & 10/12 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
10/16 – Cincinnati, OH – The Ludlow Garage
10/17 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/18 – Indianapolis, IN – The Mousetrap
10/19 – St. Louis, MO – Atomic Cowboy Pavilion
12/27 & 12/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
12/29 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room
12/31 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre