Hi there! It’s been awhile since our last update, and we’ve got some exciting news to share with you. Check it out below, and feel free to drop us a line. Cheers! – Mastema


I.    Warped Tour
II.    Mastema wins 1st place in songwriting contest
III.    upcoming album + video
IV.    radio, radio, radio
V.    thanks!



I.    Mastema returns to the Vans Warped Tour

This summer marks the third year in a row that we have been fortunate enough to play on the Warped Tour, and with bands like Bad Religion and Pennywise on the bill, it looks to be the best year yet. We will be performing on the Hot Topic Kevin Says Stage for the Bay Area date tomorrow and when we hit the road the following week:


July 1 (Sun):    Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 11 (Wed):   
Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
July 12 (Thu):   
Las Cruces, NM - N.M.S.U. Practice Field


Check out www.warpedtour.com and www.kevinsaysstage.com for more details. Hope to see you there!


II.    “Requiem For My Liver” wins 1st place in songwriting contest

We just received news that our drinking song won first place in the Indie Artist Alliance’s national Songwriter & Storyteller contest! Part of the prize is that our song will be featured on the contest compilation CD, which we were told will ship next week… more info on this to come. You can listen to “Requiem For My Liver” on our MySpace page at www.myspace.com/mastema, on the Warped Tour D.I.Y. Stage compilation, and on our forthcoming CD...


III.    Mastema currently in the studio, completing new album

We are in the process of finishing up our new self-titled full-length record with our buddy Josh Garcia at legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. We have a bunch of new songs on the album as well as some favorites from our live shows, and we are really excited about how it is sounding so far! The CD will also include our upcoming music video for "Requiem For My Liver," shot by Empyrean Media and Rosalyn Lee. The record will be released in late fall on our label, Song of the Phoenix Records, and will be available on iTunes, Interpunk.com, and select retail stores.


IV.    Radio, radio, radio

After finishing up a very successful college radio campaign with Planetary Group for Entropy, we were pleasantly surprised to find out that we were being played by over half of the 150 stations that received our CD! Below is a list of stations spinning Mastema; if your local station isn’t listed, you can always contact them and request us.


AZ: KASC Tempe, KJAK Flagstaff, KAMP Tucson
CA: KKSM San Marcos, KGFN El Cajon, KNAB Orange, KSCR-1 Los Angeles, KSUN Rohnert Park, KULV La Verne, KCPR San Luis Obispo, WPMD Norwalk, KGAR Lemoore, KWTR/KPOET Whittier, KBEACH Long Beach, KSSU Sacramento, KSMC Moraga, KCSC Chico, KSRH San Rafael, KCRH Hayward, KSPB Pebble Beach, KIDE Hoopa, KMUD Redway, KCSB Santa Barbara, KCSS Turlock, KLA Los Angeles, KSCU Santa Clara, KAPU Azusa, TIR Fullerton
CO: KAFA Colorado Springs, KVDU Denver, KMSA Grand Junction, KRCX Denver, KASF Alamosa, KOTO Telluride, KAFM Grand Junction, KURA Ouray, KRFC Ft. Collins
KS: KBTL El Dorado
MO: KTRM Kirksville, KWUR St. Louis, KMNR Rolla, KSLU-1 St. Louis, KCOU Columbia, KWWC Columbia
NM: KRUX Las Cruces
OR: KMHC Gresham, KEOL La Grande, KPSU Portland, KLC Portland, KSLC McMinnville, KDUP Portland, KSOC Ashland, KBVR Corvalis
TX: UTD Richardson, KTRL Stephenville, KSYM San Antonio, KSAU Nacogdoches, KANM College Station, KSHU Huntsville, KUIW San Antonio
UT: KWCR Ogden, KUTE Salt Lake City
WA: KTCV Kennewick, KYVT Yakima, KSPU Seattle, KUGR Pullman, KWCW Walla Walla, KWRS Spokane, KSVR Mount Vernon, KSUB Seattle, KUGS Bellingham, KAOS Olympia, KZUU Pullman, RAINY DAWG RADIO Seattle, KCWU Ellensburg


V.    Thank you!

Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank all of the fans who have shown us so much love and support through the years. Whether online or at our shows, your messages and appreciation mean everything to us, and we are so grateful to be able to share our passion with each and every one of you. Please feel free to drop us a line and let us know what’s new in your world; we always love to hear from you!


With that, we wish you a great summer, and hope to see you soon!


Much love,


Ryan, Joe, Jon, & Russ