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THE RECOMMENDER – YOUNG MAMMALS

YOUNG MAMMALS

Another fantastic blogger, who goes by the name Fokkewolfe, passed me on the streets near Recommender Towers, (literally in person, with no internet required or anything!!), and whilst discussing our favourite topic of new music he suggested that we point The Recommender’s attention towards this four piece band from Houston, Texas.  It’s helpful conversations like this that reinforce our faith in our network, whether we chat in person, or online.  On this note, our alliance of music bloggers just received a boost, as we were inducted into the Strangers In Stereo blog collective; a hand-picked elite team of 25 of the world’s sharpest music bloggers.  Our collective power has the reach of millions, thus enabling us to spread the love of great music even further.  Today’s selection, the Young Mammals, make the kind of striking music that regularly slots onto this blog with ease.  This guitar band, formerly known as The Dimes, (prior to receiving a legal challenge to the name by a Portland group of the same moniker), have grown from a garage band, with all it’s slacked strings and rattling drums, to a mature, highly charged team.  They’re able to construct songs that are as equally imperfect and fuzzy as they are tight and perceptive, with melodies and breaks that will hook you well before each song’s close.  They released their debut album, Carrots, at the end of June, with Grammy Award-winning Steve Christensen producing.   It’s a consistent album, that shows off their skills brightly – namely a fantastic sense of powerful abandonment, once familiar with the likes of The Strokes, or The Libertines, that is paired up with a touch of fairground magic, reminding us of Animal Collective or The Flaming Lips, with the latter recently inviting them to play support as part of an East Coast tour.  The fact that the band was started by the two Sanchez brothers, Carlos (vocals) and Jose (bass), gives reason behind their apparent chemistry on stage, which regularly infiltrates the crowd, so when they return to tour the East Coast around the CMJ Festival in October we strongly suggest catching them live.  No doubt half of our New York network will also be there alongside you.   (MB)

Find them here:        Bandcamp

Hear them here:       YOUNG MAMMALS – CONFETTI

Hear them here:        YOUNG MAMMALS – 8 4 8

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1 Response to “THE RECOMMENDER – YOUNG MAMMALS”


  1. July 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    That’s a really cool sounding band, I’ll have to check some more of their stuff out!


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