Thursday, September 22, 2022

Mamalarky - "Shining Armor"

Photo by Connor Fields

Mamalarky are continuing to make some of the more unique versions of indie rock out there today. The band's latest single, "Shining Armor," is this bizarro version of R&B mixed with indie rock. It has this light yet funky feel to it, and unlike most indie rock, this one is actually a fun song. It's very danceable, as long as you don't mind dancing awkwardly to a rapidly changing beat. "Shining Armor" is reminding me of a more laid back version of Guerilla Toss. It's a noisy and chaotic song that is oddly pleasant and almost soothing at times.

Singer Livvy Bennett says of the new song:

"This song goes out to conveniently anonymous YouTube haters. 'Shining Armor' is an invitation for anyone who has shit to say about how I play guitar to go ahead and reveal themselves and play a little song for us! When I wrote this I was getting a bunch of comments about my gender and appearance and how that corresponds with how I play guitar. The only response was to covert that anger into something that's genuinely so fun to play."

You can watch the video for "Shining Armor" below. Pocket Fantasy is due out September 30 on Fire Talk Records. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Mamalarky, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

9.29 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space9.30 - San Diego - Public Square 10.1 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room10.2 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo 10.4 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill10.6 - Sacramento, CA - The Starlet Room10.7 - Reno, NV - Off Beat Music Festival 10.9 - Portland, OR - Polaris Hall10.10 - Seattle, WA - Vera Project10.13 - Fort Colins, CO - The Coast10.14 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive11.1 - Asheville, NC - Static Age 11.2 - Nashville, TN - DRKMTTR11.3. - Richmond, VA - Get Tight11.4 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong11.5 - Philadelphia, PA - Silk City11.6 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right 11.7 - Boston, MA - O’Briens 11.8 - Montreal, QC - Brasserie Beaubien 11.9 - Toronto, ON - The Baby G 11.11 - Fort Wayne, IN - The Brass Rail11.12 - Chicago, IL - Schuba’s 11.13 - St. Louis, MO - the Sinkhole11.15 - Athens, GA - Flicker Bar11.16 - Atlanta, GA - 529

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