Richmond, VA (Top40 Charts/ Michael J. Media Group)
Mason Brothers announced the release of "Game of Cards," the first single from the band's upcoming third album, Ivy in the Orange
Grove, this past Tuesday, July 31. Rooted in the classic folk-rock of Bob Dylan
and the organic storytelling of Iron & Wine, "Game of Cards" tells the story of lost love and redemption. "It's a story-song about someone who's taking a dark journey, but makes it out alive" says frontman James
Mason. "Sometimes, you have to go through the pain to get to the peace."
The iTunes editorial staff has become a big supporter of the Mason
Brothers' work, giving "Game of Cards" a coveted spot on the iTunes homepage and listing the song under the "New and Noteworthy" section
The Richmond-Virginia-based Mason
Brothers kicked off their career with 2008's The Sun, The Moon, and the Sea, a folk album that highlighted the band's nimble guitar fingerpicking and softly sung melodies. By the time Ghost
Season appeared in late 2011, Mason
Brothers had expanded their sound considerably, adding louder dynamics and a touch of Pink Floyd's spacey rock & roll to the mix. Ghost
Season also received the iTunes "New and Noteworthy" distinction.
With its mandolin chords and harmonica riffs, "Game of Cards" plays up the band's folk-rock influences. The song was recorded at the Orange
Grove, the band's home studio in Richmond, VA, and mixed by Mike Reina
(former frontman of Jimmy Chamberlin's side project, Skysaw). Louie Teran (Snow Patrol, "Cold Mountain" soundtrack) provided the mastering. When it came time to film a music video, Mason
Brothers called upon award-winning director Chris Aguilar, who flew to Richmond to shoot the band on location.
For more information, please visit www.masonbrothersmusic.com