Returning after a two-year hiatus to focus on developing Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Projects & relocating her label True Groove Records to Brooklyn, Marla Mase returns with her highly anticipated 5th album Miracles ~ Lost & Found.
Currently being developed as a multi-dimensional concert presentation, Miracles ~ Lost & Found, weaves elements of psychedelia, power pop, modern opera, spoken word and textbook Marla Mase style rock-n-roll into a prescient concept album for our times. Starting with the lead single (and video) “Everyone Dies” to the Beatles/George Martin tribute “Falling Sideways” to the 21st century post-modern sound of “56 Trees”, Mase deconstructs lyrically and sonically both the inner and outer workings of living and dying in our world today.
The director of “Everyone Dies” is Dylan Mars Greenberg, an up and coming filmmaker who already has been cited in Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. Dylan, who is only 19 has already made 3 feature length films – most notable his His/her film (Dylan is gender fluid) “Dark Prism”. Dylan also did Mac Gollehon’s video “No More Drama” and just shot the new James Chance & The Contortions video “Melt Yourself Down”. He has worked at Troma Films.
About Marla Mase
Marla Mase is a writer/performer/producer/singer/songwriter from New York City. She writes songs, plays, monologues, short stories, erotica, blogs, and poems.
She is known for her gutsy, sexy, raw performance style and her intelligent lyrics and is regarded by her peers as a true musical pioneer. Her songs, a mix of world beat, spoken word, funk, r&b, punk, soul, and classic rock-n-roll are infused with GLOBAL SOUL, the signature sound of Tomás Doncker, her guitarist, co-writer and producer . She is backed by his band, the Tomás Doncker Band and is signed to Tomás’ label, True Groove Records.
After the triumphant tours in China and in Europe for her acclaimed ‘Speak Deluxe’ album (The Huffington Post said, “…perhaps Marla’s fiesty message of peace will wake up the beast in all of us) and her multi-media performance concert ‘SPEAK’ at NYC Summerstage, Marla received a ‘Messenger of Peace’ award from the Friends of the UN for her visionary work as a songwriter and performer. Her latest release Half-Life was sited as being ‘The first great album of 2014″ by rocknycliveandrecorded.com. Once again, legendary ikonoklast producer/bassist Bill Laswell makes an appearance, this time playing bass on “The Heart Beats” (Mr. Laswell also did a dubmix of her song “AnnaRexia” from her Speak Deluxe album. AnnaRexia spearheaded Marla’s Love Your Ass Campaign where she encourages woman and girls to love and accept their bodies. Proceeds from AnnaRexia go to theprojectheal.org
Marla’s fans span the globe from US to China to Brazil to UK to Mexico and Eastern Europe.
Her debut album, the rock opera, A Brief Night Out (BNO), tells the story of a woman, having an affair, breaking-down, obsessing on war and re-assessing her life. It is also the soundtrack to a theatrical version of the same story that has been performed in New York City with Broadway Veteran Martin Vidnovic playing all the male roles and also as a one-woman show directed by Sara Berg.
Marla’s play, The Canarsie Line directed by Kathryn Rossetter, ran at The Bank Street Theatre to sold out audiences in 2002. Her play Man/Woman was work-shopped at the Abingdon Theatre in 2004.
Marla has her MA in Writing and Performance from NYU, is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and is the owner of PARTYpoopers.com and partySWANK.com where she has produced over 2500 events these past 18 years.
Most importantly, she is mother to two beautiful souls. She is grateful for her life.
Marla is now SVP of Marketing/A&R with True Groove Records — an artist run label signed with The Orchard.