Monday, March 9, 2020

Mammals - Look Around You 7"


Lamont (2020)

Mammals were kind enough to send me this 7" as they found my website through The Pretty Flowers.  Now, considering how much I love The Pretty Flowers, there was no way I wasn't going to immediately throw this 7" on the turntable.  Luckily the music lived up to the hype I created for this band in my head.

The first comparison that comes to mind is due to the way the jangly guitars come bouncing out of the speakers.  I can't not hear The Yolks when this record is spinning.  But there is a major difference when it comes to the vocals.  Where The Yolks employ a fuzzed out garage-y croon, Mammals are more focused on a clean delivery with some tasteful harmonies thrown in during the chorus.  In fact, the vocals do remind me a bit of The Pretty Flowers in the way that the melodies interact with the chord progressions.  However the styles of music are quite different and where The Pretty Flowers can veer into Built To Spill style indie rock, Mammals keep things a bit more streamlined.

I really dig this 7" a lot and am glad that the band thought to send it to me.  They have two other 7"s out as well and while their bandcamp page says they like 7"s and '"Small, digestible chunks of music," I certainly wouldn't mind hearing these guys take on a full LP.

Mammals - Look Around You 7":

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