Via Austin Statesman
The Mason brothers moved to Austin in 1995 and trudged along for years in the underground before Never Stood A Chance — the debut album of their newly christened incarnation, Masonic — dropped in 2002. Despite its lo-fi sound, the album scored airplay on "The Next Big Thing," a program on the Austin modern rock radio station KROX (101.5 FM). That little bit of radio support, along with a simmering word-of-mouth buzz, garnered Masonic some SXSW appearances and a healthy bit of attention in its formative days.
Check out a couple of tracks from the new album:at myspace or the official site, and get the album via iTunes or Waterloo Records.