New Mastersounds: Album/Tour


"Like Fred Wesley & The New JB's, Bobby Byrd, Marva Whitney or Maceo & The Macks in their day, the Mastersounds know groove and furrow it out like hogs on truffles." -JamBase

The New Mastersounds
The New Mastersounds are pleased to announce the US release of Plug & Play with special additions including remixes by JD73 (former bassist from Morcheeba), DRAWBAR, and 2 bonus live tracks. Preceded by already rave reviews and amazing live shows, the album, released by One Note Records/Fontana, is due out on March 3, 2009 with special bonus tracks included. What you get: trademark infectious grooves, warm vintage production by guitarist Eddie Roberts, and successful forays into sub-genres like psychedelic afro-funk and soul jazz. With the phenomenal vocal additions of Dionne Charles, Plug & Play is epically representative of the unmistakable soulfulness of their music.

Check out JamBase's full review of Plug & Play HERE.

On the tour front, The New Mastersounds will be returning to the US this March to promote the release of Plug & Play. The tour kicks off in San Diego, CA with plenty of exciting stops along the way including their first headlining show at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. The tour will hit 15 cities and wrap up with a show at The Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO.

Led by guitarist-producer Eddie Roberts, The New Mastersounds feature Joe Tatton on Hammond, Pete Shand on bass and Simon Allen on drums.

The New Mastersounds have implemented a new fan club for online ticket sales allowing you to directly purchase tickets from the band’s website. Tickets for the March tour are on sale now:

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad will be performing with New Mastersounds starting in San Diego on March 10th, all the way up the West Coast, until March 21st in Victor, Idaho.

MAR 10* TUE San Diego, CA Winston’s
MAR 11* WED Los Angeles, CA The Mint
MAR 12* THU Santa Barbara, CA SOhO
MAR 13* FRI San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
MAR 14* SAT Crystal Bay, NV Tahoe Biltmore Breeze
MAR 15* SUN Sebastopol, CA Hop Monk
MAR 17* TUE Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
MAR 18* WED Seattle, WA Nectar Lounge
MAR 20* FRI Bozeman, MT Zebra Cocktail Lounge
MAR 21* SAT Victor, ID The Knotty Pine
MAR 24 TUE Steamboat, CO Old Town Pub
MAR 27 FRI Boulder, CO Fox Theatre Boulder
MAR 28 SAT Denver, CO Gothic Theatre


[Published on: 2/16/09]

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moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/16/2009 10:10AM
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Looking fwd to St. Patty's Day in Portland!

BBFCFM515 Mon 2/16/2009 11:26AM
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NMS is the funk of the funk, with GPGDS on tour with!! looks sick, too bad no east coast dates :(

WarmCarl Mon 2/16/2009 11:46AM
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The NMS rock! I'll be at the SF show. If anyone goes to the LA show be sure to hit up Emma's Market in Woodland Hills before the show. Several times a week the owner roasts her own eggplant and adds mayo and spices; it is different from what I have had elsewhere, and delicious! (She has at least one other eggplant mixture in her cold case without mayo, but I like the mayo one best.)

fatsean Mon 2/16/2009 11:52AM
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doug fir lets drink green beer and get down!!

mockdaniels Mon 2/16/2009 12:04PM
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ah what a tease! i wanted a NEW album. either way, plug & play is sick. get to a show if its the last thing you do.

irtimed Mon 2/16/2009 12:18PM
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groovatronics Mon 2/16/2009 03:08PM
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seriously, warm carl HAS to be the creepiest dude ever to walk the virtual streets of jambase.

i'm beginning to suspect something is up.

groovatronics Mon 2/16/2009 03:09PM
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seriously, warm carl HAS to be the creepiest dude ever to walk the virtual streets of jambase.

i'm beginning to suspect something is a little fishy 'round here.

groovatronics starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/16/2009 03:10PM
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didn't mean to post twice ^^, but nms are the nasty by the way...

SmashySmashy Mon 2/16/2009 03:45PM
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^You mean something fishy like he is just some kid getting a good laugh by getting jambase bloggers all bent out of shape?

alienscape starstarstarstar Mon 2/16/2009 04:01PM
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WarmCarl, is y0ur avatar a picture 0f J0hn Turturr0?

WarmCarl Mon 2/16/2009 06:57PM
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What you see is a picture of myself and nothing more. Not John Stamos, not John Turturro. Just Carl.

ClaysTribe starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/16/2009 07:06PM
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CARL, you suck nuts just to get the cream mayo.

what is more important is the passing of one the greatest jazz drummers to have ever lived, mr. louie benson.

please take a look at this man's wondrous career in music:

sdoez Mon 2/16/2009 07:35PM
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Mayonnaise? Seriously, that's just pushing it, who the hell is going to believe that? That said, and this being America, I have no doubt that someone (let's call him Carl) will now quickly go to spread mayo with a sense of pride believing they're making a good/healthy decision. Carl will then quickly inform his friends of how health conscious he is, and that Hellmann's is the mayonnaise of choice for active professionals on the go. Carl has now successfully convinced a whole new group of impressionable and soon-to-be overweight Americans to follow his actions. Capitalism at work: a beautiful, beautiful thing.

mfgoof Mon 2/16/2009 07:39PM
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I got Kind Heady Hellman's...1 for 3, 2 for 5

PhatBoyRy Mon 2/16/2009 07:46PM
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carl for MAYOr. hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

toaster100 starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/16/2009 08:17PM
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Finally a show to look forward to out here in Bozeman!!! I cought the end of their set at 10klf last summer and wished I had seen more, but lotus was tearing it up at the same time on another stage.

happydestiny Mon 2/16/2009 08:42PM
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seriously, victor ID and not boise... c'mon NMS, you guys rock and that venue in victor can hold like a hundred people. Come play the knitting factory in boise please!!!

alienscape starstarstar Mon 2/16/2009 08:59PM
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Who's got my Heady Hellman's?

groovatronics Mon 2/16/2009 09:01PM
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that could be exactly what i mean smashy.

and thanks very kindly for that news, claystribe. THAT is the kind of thing jambase COULD (and should) be writing about, 'stead of a new dead, phish or matskeeyako article every other day. vurd-up.

groovatronics Mon 2/16/2009 09:03PM
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and nms still = THE nasty

mayonaise = nasty.

tron420 starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/16/2009 09:24PM
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It looks like Trey is gonna sit in for the Nevada show. Its rumored that he's gonna be playing a new guitar. A guitar made out of human bones and hair! It sounds like a bag of cats being dropped from 300 feet! A guy Trey met in jail made it for free.

stoops Mon 2/16/2009 09:35PM
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love these fuckin dudes and they seem to show baltimore love often so i won't bitch about these tour dates. oh and trey told me that tron420 tried to blow him after a phish show once and it scared him so much that he wanted to break up phish!

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ever since this band started to tour heavily in the US, they have certainly blown up pretty fast!

eddie roberts is the MAN!

I enjoy Joe on keys too.

funky stuff with a shot of JAZZ!!!

bbqribs starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/17/2009 08:11AM
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kandrokitis Tue 2/17/2009 10:58AM
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lookin forward to checkin' these guys out at all good.

watching123 starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/11/2009 02:41PM
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Oh man, and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad TOTALLY brings it too! People, show up on time or get left in the dust, these shows are going to be so much fun!