Mastersystem have released a music video for “Old Team,” the final single from the band’s debut LP, released earlier this year.
Dance Music was the final record late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison worked on before his death in May at age 36. In a statement paired with today’s announcement, the band said: “This was Scott’s favorite tune on the record, and the spark that lit the paper that led to the whole Mastersystem album. It was always in our plans to be THE single off the record.”
The accompanying video shows the band on tour, both performing and behind the scenes, “having the best time.”
The single will be released physically on Nov. 30 for a limited run of 500 vinyl copies, a decision brought on by the desire to put the single “in the hands of genuine fans, not eBay.” All proceeds from the release will be donated to the Scott Hutchison Foundation.
Check out the band’s full statement below and find the music video further down, along with a 2011 Frightened Rabbit performance from the Paste archives.
This footage was shot during the first and last Mastersystem tour. The great thing about it is it just shows a bunch of fellas, having the best time, ripping the piss out of each other, laughing and doing some shows. There’s something fucking brilliant about this … something free of the pressure that bands can turn into … That’s what Mastersystem was about, just a record, a band built from going back to how we all started, throwing riffs and cords around until it sounds something like a tune. No fuss.
This was Scott’s favourite tune on the record, and the spark that lit the paper that led to the whole Mastersystem album. It was always in our plans to be THE single off the record.
We’re very fucking proud of it, which is why we’re honouring our original plans to put it out. It will not be a thing to propel Mastersystem forward into new places, but serve as a monument to all involved and to all that listened … That we made a class record we all believe in.
Cheers for listening. Justin, Grant, James and Nick.