Celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers Ozomatli just released their new album, Fire Away, on Mercer Street Records / Downtown Records.
Fire Away is the Grammy Award-winning band's fifth studio full length, and first for the NYC based Mercer Street Records / Downtown Records.
Produced by acclaimed producer Tony Berg (Aimee Mann, Pete Yorn), who describes working with Ozomatli "like visiting seven continents simultaneously", Berg believes the Fire Away sessions "captured the spirit of the band's live show without being a live album," and he sensed Ozomatli stretching themselves in the studio, adding "each of the members had grown as a writer and as a musician.
I think Fire Away reflects their true songwriting talents--everyone's point-of-view was captured. That is the spirit of Ozomatli. They're pan-cultural, and they somehow manage to be raucous and thoughtful at the same time."
Fire Away is arguably Ozomatli's most diverse album yet, ranging from the emotionally resplendent ballads "It's Only Time" and "Love Comes Down," the 60's Stax influenced vibe of "45", to the Spanglish of "Nadas Por Free".