MAMALARKY – ” Meadow & Moss “

Posted: August 2, 2021 in MUSIC
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Mamalarky recently released their debut album via Fire Talk and they’re now back with a double a-side single with two very catchy tracks. “Meadow / Moss” is the new double single from Mamalarky available digitally on Fire Talk.  Their “tenderly tangled indie rock” (Pitchfork) has been heralded by Billboard, Nylon, Under the Radar, Vice Noisey and more, and the two new singles carry on the same crafty assurance of sparkling synths and unexpected melodies that showcase the obvious chemistry and camaraderie between the quartet.  From the quirky rhythmic pivots of “Meadow” to the more introspective sheen of “Moss”, the tracks perfectly complement and set the stage for the next step in the band’s proclivity to exploring new soundscapes in indie pop.

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).

“We want to provide an experience that’s exploratory and trippy, but far removed from the problematic and corny psych stereotypes carried out by all those 60s dude bands. It grosses us out,” continues Livvy.

It’s a sad, bittersweet song for Livvy.  “I was transmuting this lovelorn, unexpressed, guilty feeling into something I could actually say out loud. At the time it was just a realization that my feelings for someone were never going to go away. They were always going to be carried with me whether I liked it or not.” It was a scary but necessary realization. “I knew I was going to be sitting with this crush in my head as I bumped along the road in a van.”

The whole band was going through this in different ways as we went touring with different projects. Taking leaps and pushing our limits, we all came out stronger people for sure.”

New single out now on Fire Talk Records,

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