From New York comes the alternative, experimental rocker Marla Mase with her latest full-length album entitled “Speak.” The album was released at the end of February and features Mase’s passion for all different types of music styles. Marla Mase has been awarded the honorary “Messenger of Peace” award by Friends of the UN and was invited to perform in China for UN Global Peace Day last September. She has also been named one of the top bands of 2012 by Indie Bands blog.
Mase’s 16-song album is packed with music that keeps you guessing at her style. Beginning with “Scream (reprise),” she combines jungle beats with a Patti Smith punk-like attitude to her lyrics. She continues with a more alternative/pop sound with “Piece Of Peace” and adds a little reggae backbeat to “AnnaRexia.” The drumbeats in songs like “She Hooked Him Up” and “Smithereens” give her songs a more worldly sound that is not heard in a lot of today’s music. Mase quickens the pace for the pop-punk “Dance the Tango,” before closing the album with the big edgy rock sound of “Squirm.”
Marla Mase has only a couple shows scheduled at the moment including an appearance at this year’s Summerstage NYC 2013. For more information on Marla’s new album, please visit her website at marlamase.com.