Mamalarky (Indie Exclusive)
Label: Fire Talk Records
Release type: Indie Exclusive Red Vinyl LP Pressing
Mamalarky spent two years working on their self-titled debut album (out via Fire Talk on November 20th). Raw and cerebral, the LP looks to a range of influences from their collective musical nerdiness. ''We might have a vocal melody that sounds like the lead steel guitar from Santo & Johnny, played over production that aims to be noisy and weird like Deerhoof or Sheer Mag, all the while steeped in the greats like Stevie Wonder or The Four Seasons,' explains Livvy. The album itself was cobbled together in a mix of DIY ways: home recordings with Livvy's roommate Joey Oaxaca (White Reaper, Mo Dotti), singles with Daniel McNeill (White Denim) and a final wrapping-up with engineer Jim Vollentine (Spoon, Skating Polly). The result is an album that's as musically fun and explorative as it is catchy and sweet.