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Singer/songwriter Willy Mason will unveil his second album, "If the Ocean Gets Rough," March 20 via Astralwerks. The project was recorded at an obscure studio on a farm in North Brookfield, Mass., nea

Singer/songwriter Willy Mason will unveil his second album, "If the Ocean Gets Rough," March 20 via Astralwerks. The project was recorded at an obscure studio on a farm in North Brookfield, Mass., near his homebase in Martha's Vineyard.

"We were tracking upstairs in a horse barn ... lots of creaky boards and occasional breaks in recording due to the sound of rain on a tin roof," Mason recently wrote on his Myspace site.

"Ocean" is the follow-up to "Where the Humans Eat," which was first released on Conor Oberst's Team Love label in 2004 then picked up by Astralwerks last year.

-- Katie Hasty, N.Y.