Make way, the pretty side of indie rock comes to Spiderhouse Ballroom tonight, as local trio Mamalarky head the bill with their sweet-sounding packages laced with lyrics that sometimes bite hard, supported by the light psych of Food Group to keep you nourished and Big Coat to keep you warm and flirting with heavier sound on this wet, chilly evening. The indie hip-swayer happens tonight Spiderhouse Ballroom on Fruth St behind Guadalupe and 29th.
Austin’s Mamalarky sound like a welcomed guzzle of cool water after prolonged dehydration. Floating through their music on a psych-pop cloud, swelling and diminishing, ebb and flowing through their lofty, pale-hued soundscape is a refreshing break from scuzzy guitars and odes to the psych-rock gods. Leaning into a fully contemporary soundspace, Mamalarky aren’t interested in connecting dots along the indie pop timeline, choosing to revel in the “now,” and in doing so putting themselves square on the pulse of what’s driving Austin’s underground indie scene.
-Taylor Wallace// host, Thursdays 8P & Saturdays 2P; Producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli