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Universal Republic Records is excited to announce the signing of Mayer Hawthorne. His full-length debut, “HOW DO YOU DO”, will hit shelves this fall, “A Long Time” is the first single lifted from the project.  The singer’s voice instantly transports listeners back to the golden age of soul but with a slick modern kick. He’s got a refined, timeless style reminiscent of Smoky Robinson and Curtis Mayfield mixed with a forward-thinking sound.

The Ann Arbor, MI native released his self-produced independent debut on Stones Throw, A Strange Arrangement, in 2009. A limited-edition 7″ heart-shaped vinyl of the single “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out”/“When I Say Goodbye” was pressed and –combined with the traditional digital single— exceeded sales of 50,000 copies while critics everywhere began embracing his unique flavor and flare. Mayer Hawthorne’s stellar debut was included in Entertainment Weekly’s “Best-Of” 2009 issue, and he was also chosen as one of Playboy’s breakout artists of 2009.

Now, anticipation continues to mount for “HOW DO YOU DO” as tastemakers, celebrities, and fans alike unanimously sing Hawthorne’s praises.
Mayer Hawthorne hit the road this spring with Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae with a performance at Lollapalooza 2011 planned for August. His live show has already won the hearts of audiences everywhere including famed festivals such as, SXSW, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits, and more. With “HOW DO YOU DO” set for release, Hawthorne is about to give the 21st century some real soul
Release Date TBC


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  1. 2ButtonSwag says:

    Really well written! I really can’t wait for this to hit. Stones Throw just put out a live direct to disc vinyl of Mayer Hawthorne and the County. I really can’t wait to put it on the turntable. I’ve been to two of his live shows, and I will honestly say they were the best thing I’ve ever seen live. I love your comparison of Curtis and Smoky.

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