He later moved to New York City, playing mostly at open mic nights and small venues. Mason's popularity rose after musician Conor Oberst discovered his music backstage at a Bright Eyes show. Oberst would soon sign Mason to his new record label, Team Love and release his debut LP. Since then, he has toured with the likes of Radiohead, Death Cab For Cutie, Ben Kweller, and Unbusted, and played such venues as the Glastonbury Festival, South By Southwest, and the Offshore Ale House. Mason's debut album Where The Humans Eat, and singles (Oxygen and So Long), charted in the UK Singles Chart and Albums Chart in 2005. Mason went on to release The Ocean Gets Rough in 2007. Willy’s new album, 'Carry On', was recorded over the course of 2011 in south London with producer Dan Carey (MIA, Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand) and is released in December 2012. “The album itself is about growing up and trying to find one’s place” Mason says.
“I think of this record as the third and final chapter to a particular narrative that started with ‘Where the Humans Eat’”. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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