By JOHN DALY
Just when we were starting to wonder why it’s so quiet out there, Canadian outfit Master Nate and the Reprobates have released the rousing new single, “Wake Up,” off the band’s upcoming debut record The Dawn.
“Wake Up” is a driving, punk rock rager off MNR’s debut record, The Dawn, which is the first in an eight-record “Diem” series. The Diem eight-record series is an artistic mural when put together, following concepts that reflect the darkest and brightest emotions.
With each record, a new guest collaboration takes place. The Dawn features Roger Lima of Less Than Jake, joining in on the track “Long Life in a Small Town.”
Wake Up is an energetic tune that blends a great unique riff with cool vocals and excellent beat. Master Nate and The Reprobates prove you can blend different styles with a cohesive result, in this case as if Rancid teamed with Midnight Oil.
The Dawn was recorded at The Tragically Hip-owned Bathouse Recording Studio in Bath, Ontario, Canada, with engineer Nyles Spencer.
The Dawn is set to release Friday, July 23rd on the band’s Bare Bones Records.
Stream ‘Wake Up’ here: