One of my favorite things about the Starbucks I used to frequent was Brian Weinthal, a (now former) barista there who also happens to be the drummer in Lavola a band I’ve written about extensively (long before they were named 2011′s best band by New Times), and to whom you should really give a listen.
At any rate, before he left Starbucks, Brian and I used to share music and car stories (something we now tackle at Lavola shows), and I still owe him a thanks for hipping me to mighty funkitude of The New Mastersounds.
Well the Leeds-based band has a new album coming out August 9 and are currently touring the US (I’m betting that catching their show is well worth the dosh and any travel time involved, and assuming I haven’t fled Florida by 2012 I’ll catch their FTL shows).
If you don’t know them, here’s an intro – and if you dig ‘em (and I think it’s quite impossible not to) follow the link after the video to grab a free download from their upcoming release.
Grab the free MP3 and Tour date info after the jump.
US Tour Dates:
Jul 6 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
Jul 7 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Jul 8 Moe’s Alley Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 9 Mt Tallac Brewery South Lake Tahoe, CA
Jul 16 Far West Fest Pt. Reyes, CA
Jul 20 The Abbey Bar @ Appalachian Brewing Harrisburg, PA
Jul 21 Gathering of the Vibes Bridgeport, CT
Jul 22 Rocks Off Concert Cruise New York, NY
Jul 29-31 Fuji Rock Festival Niigata, Japan
Sep 4 Head Jamz Festival Adams, TN
Nov 11-13 Bear Creek Music Festival Live Oak, FL
Jan 8, 2012 Revolution Live Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jan 9-14, 2012 Jam Cruise 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL