Mapache Releases New Album ‘From Liberty Street’

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Mapache released a new studio album entitled From Liberty Street through Yep Roc Records. The 14-track LP takes its name from the location of the Los Angeles home where it was recorded.

Guitarists/vocalists Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch tapped frequent collaborator Dan Horne to produce From Liberty Street. The songs on the album, which serves as the follow-up to their 2017 self-titled debut, were written while the pair was on the road touring.

Blasucci stated the following regarding the album:

A lot of these lyrics started coming together late at night in hotel rooms around the country. When you’re on the road traveling from place to place and you don’t have anything tying you anywhere in particular, you naturally start to look for some sort of spiritual home or stability, and I think a lot of songs on this record are searching or pleading for something more concrete and rooted.

This record is about as close to the sound of home as you can get. We recorded it with a bunch of our friends in the house where we were living in a neighborhood that we loved. The studio was right downstairs, so we had the freedom to try all kinds of new ideas without any pressure or limitations. All the other folks who lived in the house were musicians, too, so it made for this communal atmosphere where everyone was always collaborating and creating together.

“Writing and singing in Spanish was also reflective of life on Liberty Street,” Finch, who lived in Mexico for two years after graduating high school, stated. “Mexican culture and music are intertwined into the fabric of the neighborhood and shaped our experiences living there.”

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