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After spending two weeks at Newkirk Studios in Brooklyn, Viva Mayday had completed their first EP entitled 100 Years. Blending together a variety of genres with heavy political undertones, 100 Years was quickly accepted by a wide public, and lead to gigs at some of New York Citys foremost venues. Sold out crowds at SOB's and Le Poisson Rouge, motivated the band to begin what will soon become their first full length album, entitled Consuela.
Jafe Paulino and Gian Stone, two multi-instrumentalist/songwriters who make up Viva Mayday, spent the past year writing, recording, producing, engineering and arranging "Consuela." Calling upon a variety of influences, from Bob Marley to D'angelo, Muddy Waters to Rage Against the Machine, Consuela weaves various genres into one solid piece of art. Though the album has been over a year in the making, its very well thought out and concentrated.
Throughout the recording process, Viva Mayday has been making much noise around New York City, opening for Living Colour, Dead Prez, Styles P, Earl Greyhound, M.O.P., The Family Stand, Das EFX, Bazaar Royal, Dawn Penn, Dr. Cornel West & The Cornel West Theory, Keith Murray, Saigon, and many more. Their live shows are creating a buzz and have been discussed in publications such as The Source Magazine. Consuela is likely to be released 2012.