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Mas Nova Returns on Spotify

Erie hard rock band Mas Nova - which formed in 2004 and reunited for a show as (relatively) recently as 2015 - just dropped their 2006 album "Hollywood" for streaming on Spotify. This time around though, they're releasing two other tracks - covers of Gary Jules' version of "Mad World" (which was super ubiquitous at this time in history, if my AIM profile around this time can be trusted) and Real Life's "Send Me an Angel."

If you like the harder rock sound of this era - think like Velvet Revolver, and definitely a nod to the Stone Temple Pilots - you'll definitely want to give it a listen. 

Their cover of "Send Me an Angel" is a much more intense version of the classic song, but it's a distinctive take on it. Listen to "Hollywood" in its entirety below:

And for more info on Mas Nova, check out this write-up on founding member and author Joseph D. Newcomer's official website. 


  1. Joe and his band did an amazing job with Mad World. One of my fav songs and he did it justice!


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