With great anticipation and excitement, Black Masala is ready to take their fans
on the next musical adventure with their second full length album,
“I Love You Madly,” Due out October 30, 2015!
The title track “I Love You Madly” is the perfect track to kick off the new album, it’s hard
to sit still while listening to this gypsy punk anthem. A fun and upbeat tune about
unrequited love, “I Love You Madly” features the driving horns section that is a key part of
the Black Masala sound.
The band is known for igniting an irresistible dance party at their shows, and
“Too Hot to Wait” captures this funky spirit. Featuring the sultry vocals of Kristen Long,
“Too Hot to Wait” is full of deep grooves that spill out onto the street from the show and
keep the party going. Always the cultural omnivores, the Bhangra brass grooves on
“Bhangra Ramo” highlight Black Masala’s ability to absorb diverse traditions and work
them into a brass heavy funk jam. One of the band’s real gems is trumpeter Steven C.
who gets to shine on “Cool Breeze,” an Afrofunk track straight from the space age.
Grab your drink and a dance partner for the blue collar vibes and irreverent swing of
“Sounds of The Underground,” a fresh new sound reminiscent of the Prohibition era.
Seeing Black Masala live in concert is the ultimate experience, and Kristen Long’s lead
vocals on “Devil Sunset” have rapidly become a highlight of the live show. Her vocals
and the amazing horn section weave together perfectly in this spaced out funk song that
will keep you bouncing.
While the band has branched out to include many new influences, the unstoppable Balkan
brass energy of instrumental track “Haute Cultura” harkens back to the sound that put
Black Masala on the map. The album finishes with a fun ode to the Big Easy; “Oh No
What Can I Do?” is a funky love song about a cheating heart that feels like a New
Orleans tent revival.
On their second album it is clear that Black Masala are having a lot of fun incorporating
various musical influences into their go anywhere Brass sound. Ranging from Gypsy
punk, Balkan brass and New Orleans funk, to Bhangra and bounce, this is an album for
the multicultural music listener. The heavy horns and danceable rhythms tie “I Love You
Madly” together and create an album that can be played for a wide range of audiences.
All Songs written and recorded by Black Masala except
*Bhangra Ramo - Black Masala and SLOBODAN ILIĆ BOBAN
Recorded and Produced by : Scott Thomas Robinson at The Buzzlounge
Album Photo by: John Shore
Artwork: Paul Elliott, Eightlimbs artwork
Published by Black Masala Music
Copyright 2015- Black Masala Music All Rights Reserved
Contact: www.blackmasala.com email@example.com
Black Masala is:
Mike Ounallah (Drums, Vocals, Percussion)
Kristen Long (Vocal, Percussion)
Duff Davis (Guitars)
Yannick LePage (Accordion)
Monty Montgomery (Sousaphone)
Kirsten Warfield (Trombone)
Steven Cunningham (Trumpet)
Matt Rippetoe (Tenor and Bari Sax)
Tomas Drgon (Guitars)