Wisconsin’s own, TUGG, is set to release their 5th album in four years, titled Mazes. The album was produced by singer/guitarist, Ted Bowne of Passafire and will drop on May 17th, 2013
TUGG brought Bowne to their Natural Recording Co. studio in La Crosse, WI over a period of two-weeks this past November and December. The album has been nearly a year in the making & Bowne served as the main Engineer, Producer, and mixed the record as well.
Fans not familiar with TUGG can expect an album with the groups signature mix of reggae, rock, and ska. The release is expected to be much more electric than previous releases.
TUGG’s singer, Andy Hughes told The Pier, “We contacted Ted last summer and then made the plan to record in November. Since then we’ve been writing and pre-producing songs. We sent over a few batches of demos and Ted gave us a list of his favorites, which we then started to fine tune…Ted was an amazing spark to work with in the studio, he made sure he got every sound he wanted out of us…”
In addition to Ted Bowne of Passafire producing the album, drummer Nick Kubley of Passafire had his hand in the release as he designed the cover-art for Mazes!
The album will hit iTunes on Friday May 17th, as the band will launch into several CD Release Parties throughout the Midwest. They plan to release summer tour dates as well.
TUGG – Mazes
1.) Mazes with Ted Bowne
3.) Dark Days feat. Room Mates
4.) Don’t Wait with Ted Bowne
6.) Top of the World
13.) Let Go
May 18th @ REGGAE FEST. Trempealeau, WI
May 30th @ Whiskey Junction. Minneapolis, MN
May 31st @ Majestic Theater Madison, WI
June 1st @ Lorado’s Mason City, IA
Article By: Mike Patti