The debut album's 10 tracks offer a rocking and distorted take on the infectious pop anthems of the Gordon-fronted Young Orchids. Like his other band, MammaBear changes tempo and mixes in a myriad of influences, ranging from classic glam rock to more contemporary indie and Britpop. "Red's Dead," out since May as a digital single and video, is the stand-out number here, driven by hard-hitting '70s glam drumming and a wall of wailing guitars. Gordon stuck with this in-your-face sound on equally exciting album cuts "Rodents" and "Something to Say to You."
The rest of the album is a nice variety platter: "Greenlight" is a beautiful, mellow number that builds on a slow acoustic start. Like "Birds of Paradise," the song comes across as somewhat subdued when compared to "Red's Dead," but it still fits the flow of the album. Other tweaks on the MammaBear sound resulted in the modern shoegaze feel of "Raven Falls" and the washed-out psych-pop of "She Will Fuck Your Mind." The latter would fit nicely on a mixtape with some of Burger Records' younger acts.
MammaBear and Fox Grin play the Star Bar on Thurs., Aug. 15. Free. 9 p.m.
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Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?
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