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Mastersystem Share Video For Old Team, Announce Vinyl Run In Support of Scott Hutchison Foundation

Monday, 05 November 2018 Written by Huw Baines

Mastersystem have released a video for Old Team.

The track will be released as a limited vinyl run on November 30, with all proceeds going to the Scott Hutchison foundation. The band’s vocalist, who also fronted Frightened Rabbit, died earlier this year.

Mastersystem’s self-titled LP was the last record he was involved in, while the video documents the group - completed by Hutchison’s brother Grant and the Lockey brothers, Justin and James - out on the road. In a statement, they said:

“This footage was shot during the first and last Mastersystem tour. The great thing about it is it just shows a bunch of fellas, having the best time, ripping the piss out of each other, laughing and doing some shows. There’s something fucking brilliant about this…something free of the pressure that bands can turn into…That’s what Mastersystem was about, just a record, a band built from going back to how we all started, throwing riffs and cords around until it sounds something like a tune. No fuss.

“This was Scott’s favourite tune on the record, and the spark that lit the paper that led to the whole Mastersystem album. It was always in our plans to be THE single off the record. We’re very fucking proud of it, which is why we’re honouring our original plans to put it out. It will not be a thing to propel Mastersystem forward into new places, but serve as a monument to all involved and to all that listened….That we made a class record we all believe in.”

Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Julien Baker, the National’s Aaron Dessner, Kevin Devine, the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn, and Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard would take the stage on December 5 at New York’s Rough Trade for a celebration of Hutchison’s songs called Tiny Changes.





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