After more than two decades of recording for other people, The Mavericks decided to take matters into their own hands: the band announced the formation of its own label, Mono Mundo, on Monday. Distribution will be handled by the Nashville-based label Thirty Tigers.
Mono Mundo will be busy soon, as the Mavericks plan to release two albums within the next year. The first record, All Night Live Vol. 1, will capture the band on tour. The second, an untitled studio project, is slated to follow in the spring of 2017.
Lead singer/songwriter Raul Malo explained the origins of Mono Mundo in a statement. “This was a thought we had sitting on our back porch when we were having conversations about what was going to happen with the band,” he noted. “It was always in the back of our mind to do our own label, in partnership with somebody. This is the right parties coming together at the right time. It feels like we can do what we want now.”
David Macias, president and founder of Thirty Tigers, suggested the decision to connect with the Mavericks was an easy one: “There’s such craft and soul and vitality to what the Mavericks do, it’s a thrill to go fight for it.”
The band’s last album, Mono, came out in February of 2015.