In September, Mamalarky announced their debut full length with the single "Schism Trek," a buoyant first cut from an album of "Indie Rock that summons an easy and pure joy" (NYLON), that Uproxx claimed "is definitely not a record to sleep on as the leaves turn and the fall sets in" in a feature timed to the album's announce. The band, who have recently re-located to Atlanta after stints in Austin and LA, have been the subject of a rare mid-pandemic buzz on the back of two one off singles for their new label Fire Talk (Dehd, Pure X, Corey Flood), "Fury" and May's "How To Say," earning early praise from outlets like NPR, Billboard, Bandcamp, The Grey Estates, Pond Magazine, Refinery29, Alt Citizen, and The Line of Best Fit. Today Mamalarky are sharing the album stand out "You Make Me Smile" following a premiere on Matt Wilkinson's Apple Music 1 show.
A change of pace from the punky edge of their earlier singles, "You Make Me Smile" brings Mamalarky's inventive and exploratory energies into a dreamier space, establishing a lilting groove before bursting into a kaleidoscope of layered electronics in its euphoric chorus.
Mamalarky's self-titled debut will be released on Fire Talk on November 20th. It is available for preorder here!
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