Release Date: Nov 20, 2020
Record label: Fire Talk
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Noise Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
In an increasingly crowded indie scene, it can often be difficult for a new band to stand out. That is certainly not a problem facing Mamalarky . In fact, the Atlanta newcomers sound like just about nobody else. For the band's self-titled debut, they have concocted a sound that pulls from indie rock, prog rock, psych pop, jazz, and more.
Mamalarky's tenderly tangled indie rock has the internal logic of ridiculous jokes shared between band members after spending weeks on the road together. The young Atlanta-based quartet's touring plans were curtailed like everyone else's in 2020, but they've had more than enough time in each other's company to develop an idiosyncratic musical language. The sum of friendships and collaborations dating back to their teenage years, the band's debut album melds flashy instrumental moves with head-sticking hooks and lovesick lyrics welcoming anyone into their private world.