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10 Best Songs of the Week: Clark, Samia, Heather Woods Broderick, Bodywash, and More

Plus Pearla, Gruff Rhys, koleżanka, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 27, 2023

Welcome to the fourth Songs of the Week of 2023. After a stacked, blockbuster seven days that was last week (filled with big album announcements and three boygenius songs), things settled down this week. Still, there was plenty to like. More

Steve Mason (ex-Beta Band) Shares New Song “The People Say”

Brothers & Sisters Due Out March 3 via Double Six

Jan 24, 2023

Steve Mason, former frontman of The Beta Band, is releasing a new album, Brothers & Sisters, on March 3 via Double Six, an imprint of Domino. Now he has shared its second single, “The People Say.” More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Miss Grit, Heather Woods Broderick, Fever Ray, Steve Mason, and More

Plus Yo La Tengo, Margo Price, Ladytron, Sharon Van Etten, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 11, 2022

Welcome to the 39th Songs of the Week of 2022. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because I was out sick. So once again this week’s list encompasses songs released in the last two weeks (although all but three of the songs are from this week). More

Steve Mason (ex-Beta Band) Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “No More”

Brothers & Sisters Due Out March 3, 2023 via Double Six; UK Tour Dates Also Announced

Nov 08, 2022

Steve Mason, former frontman of The Beta Band, has announced a new album, Brothers & Sisters, and shared its first single, “No More,” which features Pakistani singer Javed Bashir. He’s also announced some 2023 UK tour dates. More

Joint Album of the Week: Sharon Van Etten and The Twilight Sad

Remind Me Tomorrow Out Now via Jagjaguwar and It Won/t Be Like This All the Time Out Now via Rock Action

Jan 18, 2019

We haven’t done an Album of the Week since mid November, but this week there was a multitude of strong contenders and so we’re back with a joint Album of the Week: Sharon Van Etten‘s Remind Me Tomorrow and The Twilight Sad‘s It Won/t Be Like This All the Time both get the honor. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Rose Elinor Dougall, Phoebe Bridgers, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Plus James Yorkston, Telekinesis, Sneaks, TEEN, TOY, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 30, 2018

We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend. Beyond the fact that we were taking a break from work, there simply weren’t enough songs released last week to justify a Songs of the Week wrap up. More

Steve Mason (ex-Beta Band) Shares New Song “Walking Away From Love”

About the Light Due Out January 18, 2019 via Double Six

Nov 26, 2018

Steve Mason, former frontman of The Beta Band (whose The Three EPs turned 20 this year), is releasing a new solo album, About the Light, on January 18, 2019 via Domino imprint Double Six. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Lana Del Rey, Frontperson, Helena Deland, Villagers, and More

Plus Suede, Beak>, Steve Mason, Petitie Noir, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2018

In many instances an album’s strongest songs are shared before the album’s release. There were several albums released this week, however, that featured standout tracks that were not advance singles and so this week’s Songs of the Week features some of those, filtered in with other new singles released this week. More

Sep 17, 2018

It’s hard to believe that The Beta Band‘s The Three EPs turns 20 this month. That EP collection/kinda debut album is still just as fun and challenging a listen two decades later and has just been reissued. But the Scottish band’s former frontman Steve Mason isn’t living in the past, in fact he’s just announced a new solo album for release in the far off land of 2019. More

Watch: Steve Mason - “Alive” Video

Meet The Humans out now on Domino

Mar 21, 2016

Former Beta Band frontman Steve Mason has released a new video for his song “Alive,” which is off his latest album Meet The Humans. More

Watch: Steve Mason (ex-Beta Band) - “Planet Size” Video

Meet the Humans Due Out via Domino February 22

Jan 06, 2016

Steve Mason, the former frontman of Scotland’s The Beta Band, is releasing a new solo album, Meet the Humans, via Domino on February 22. Today he has shared a video for “Planet Size.” More

Mar 25, 2010

Ex-Beta Band member Steve Mason is venturing out for a solo album under his given name. We have the tracklist and details, plus a video and MP3 link. More




Reviews

Jan 15, 2019

In 2018 The Beta Band reissued some of their catalogue, ready for them to be devoured and delighted in by a new generation. It seems apt, then, that About the Light, the newest record from the band’s Steve Mason comes across as his most fully formed, joyful, and downright funky as a solo artist. More

Apr 30, 2013

Given the perilous condition of the Western world, it’s surprising so few modern-era musicians reflect this in their craft. More

Jun 22, 2010

For years, Steve Mason’s debt-ridden music career has been under the raised axe of the executioner. If there’s any justice in this world, widespread acclaim for Boys Outside will grant a permanent stay of execution for the one-time Beta Band frontman. More