Steve Mason announces details of the first single from his forthcoming album

Steve Mason has announced details of the release of a new single, Oh My Lord. Released on Monday March 18th 2013 through Double Six, it’s the first single to be taken from his forthcoming album Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time, which is released on the same day.

The single, released digitally (DS074D1), and featuring the B-side Pills At The Scene Club, was recorded during the album sessions with producer Dan Carey in his south London studio.

Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time is an album saturated with politics. With a title referring to the Buddhist term for an easily distracted brain, it’s an album that has been shaped by the current global political climate and the lack of dissenting voices in music and popular culture in general. The righteous, undaunted anger at the heart of the album has helped to create Mason’s best record to date.

A short film and interview about the album can be viewed here:

Steve released his last album, the much acclaimed Boys Outside in May 2010 – a ‘dub version’ of the album, Ghosts Outside, recorded with UK reggae legend Dennis Bovell, was later released in July 2011. Steve had previously recorded under the guises of King Biscuit Time and Black Affair following the demise of The Beta Band in 2004. Most recently Mason has remixed Django Django’s Life’s A Beach from their acclaimed debut album and appeared as part of Beck’s Song Reader at the Rough Trade East record shop in London in early December 2012.