Mas Ysa announces debut album Seraph, sating the public’s demand for more debut albums

Mas Ysa announces debut album Seraph, sating the public's demand for more debut albums

Hoy! Are y’all as hungry for debut LP announcements as I am? Because I am starvin’ over here. “Feed me, feed me” said Lil Wayne on his mixtape Da Drought 3, after proclaiming himself the “Rapper Eater.” I’m also saying that, upon proclaiming myself the “Debut Album Announcement Eater.” Gimme those debuts!

Well, here’s a three-course meal of a debut album announcement for you. Mas Ysa, the recording project of Thomas Arsenault, will release his first album, Seraph, on July 24 through Downtown Records. Although created at home, Arsenault received production help on the record from Steve Rivette (Liars, Black Dice) and had it mixed by Damian Taylor (Björk, Arcade Fire). Hear two tracks from the record: the just-premiered “Margarita” below, and the previously-released “Look Up”. And, really, while you’re at it, listen to “Why,” a song I like an awful lot, from last year’s Worth EP.

Before Mas Ysa was in the debut-album-releasing business, he was in the playing-shows-with-the-likes-of-Deerhunter-and-Purity-Ring business. Playing shows with notable groups is still very much his business, though, as he’s announced a lengthy tour with Tanlines. Look on those dates below.

Seraph tracklist:

01. Seraph
02. Margarita
03. Look Up
04. Sick
05. Suffer
06. Gun
07. Service
08. Garden
09. Arrows
10. I Have Some
11. Running
12. Don’t Make

Mas Ysa dates (all w/ Tanlines):

05.22.15 - Mayer, AZ - Forms Arcosanti (without Tanlines)
06.26.15 - Millvale, PA - Mr Smalls Theater
06.27.15 - Columbus, OH - The Grog Shop
06.28.15 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
06.29.15 - Cincinnati, OH - Madison Live in
07.01.15 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
07.02.15 - Lincoln, NE - Vega
07.03.15 - Denver, CO - Larmirer Lounge
07.05.15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
07.07.15 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
07.08.15 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
07.09.15 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
07.11.15 - San Francisco, CA - Phono Del Sol
07.14.15 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
07.15.15 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
07.17.15 - Austin, TX - Red 7
07.18.15 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
07.19.15 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
07.21.15 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
07.22.15 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
07.23.15 -Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
07.24.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Voyeur
07.25.15 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair

• Mas Ysa:
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