[Cover photo credit to Julia van der Veen]
Amsterdam-based Psychedelic Dub Post-Punk quartet Mauskovic Dance Band have announced their new album Bukaroo Bank, due October 28, 2022 via Swiss label Bongo Joe Records. To ring in the announcement, the band has shared the title track and are currently on a US tour which will include Desert Daze on October 1st, 2022.
Bukaroo Bank, their second album for Swiss label Bongo Joe, finds the Mauskovic Dance Band reinventing both their approach and their sound, while “maintaining the rhythm-forward euphoria” heard on their debut album and singles. Recorded in 2020, during one of the Netherlands’ intermittent lockdown bouts, the band chose Electric Monkey as their work space, operated by engineer Kasper Frenkel.
Previously, songwriting was more or less handled by founder member Nicola and brought to the other Mauskovics (keyboardist and electronics man Donnie, synth player and guitarist Marnix, and bassist Mano) to be recorded. This time they began life in the studio, as “unstructured jams”, though they continued to build everything from the drums up.
The group all grew up in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. They were influenced by weekday jam sessions in Amsterdam bars among “1960s rockers and Latin groovers”. That influence still persists, but they’ve shifted away from the sound on their self-titled debut album in 2019, where the influence of South American dance genres like Cumbia prevailed.
MAUSKOVIC DANCE BAND LIVE 2022
Sept 20 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
Sept 21 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
Sept 22 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
Sept 24 – FORMAT FESTIVAL – Bentonville, AR
Sept 25 – Rubber Gloves – Denton, TX
Sept 26 – Sahara Lounge – Austin, TX
Sept 28 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
Sept 29 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 1 – Desert Daze – Lake Perris, CA