The Mavs CD gets delayed again
Thursday, December 20, 2012
– The wait for The Mavericks will be a month longer.
The band's first disc in seven years, "In Time," is now due to drop Feb. 26. The disc - the group's first for The Valory Music Co., had been slated for Jan. 29, 2013. And before that, the music was scheduled to come out in September.
No reason was given for the delay, although the advance was just sent out earlier this month.
Lead singer Raul Malo and Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Warren Zevon) produced the 14 songs. The band also includes drummer Paul Deakin, bassist Robert Reynolds; longtime collaborator keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden and guitarist Eddie Perez.
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