The Mallard are the latest surf-garage-noise n' jangle signees to John Dwyer's ever expanding Castle Face roster. The delightfully ramshackle Yes On Blood was written and recorded by singer/engineer Greer McGettrick whose fuzz knotted vocals sometimes seem to be the only thing tethering the record to the ground. The rest is a windswept mix of over-driven guitars, keyboard hiss annihilation and caveman pound that often resolves into wistful strums. Her songwriting seems to fit the aesthetic of most of the Castle Face family as it winds its way through riffs and tangles in equal measure. It’s a fun romp though and just when the noise overcomes the hooks, the switch is flipped back for another round of hip shaking and guitar snaking that put a smile on your face.
[MP3] The Mallard - Vines
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