Monday, August 3, 2020

Mammals - The Hours 7"


Lamont (2018)

This is the last Mammals 7" I have and it's the second one they released.  Having really enjoyed the other two, it was not the least bit surprising that I enjoy this one just as much.  It's been a bummer the last few months.  Trapped in our house for months, no end to the world's stupidity in sight.  A lot of times it just feels like everything is burning down around us.  While it's not an antidote to the troubles of the day, there is something to be said about the healing power of music. Mammals have tapped into an upbeat vibe that just makes me feel better, even if it only lasts the duration of the 7".

Both songs on this record are as good as the other four I've heard.  They've got a bouncy Odd Numbers feel to them mixed in with just the right amount of sunny 60s harmonies and Rickenbacker jangle.  (Full disclosure, I have no idea if they actually play Rickenbackers, but they've really captured the chime that you'd hear on a Byrds or early Tom Petty album).

Mammals are three for three with excellent 7"s.  The only thing that I don't like about them is there's only three of them.  While I love the 7" format and certainly can get down with a barrage of excellent singles, when it comes to Mammals I'm always left wanting more.  I hope these guys keep it up and put out many more of these great tunes.  Maybe a full length one day?  I'd certainly be into that.

Mammals - The Hours 7":

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