The Mallard Yes On Blood on LP
The Mallard was a short lived inside-out-echo-laser-garage-psych-rock trio from San Francisco, CA. Their home fried songs harness the naked abandon of ‘60s punk (think earliest Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd), but inject the form with a deranged spirit all their own. Close attention to texture and dynamics allow the band to explore unusual terrain - to grant access into unexpected realms of beauty and terror.
Greer McGettrick (guitar/vocals/drums) and Dylan Tidyman-Jones (drums/keys/vocals) met playing music in Fresno, CA, and later moved independently to San Francisco. McGettrick helmed the Mallard through several incarnations (including stints as a quartet and a solo act) - and self-recorded an initial eight-song cassette tape - before inviting Tidyman-Jones to play drums with her in early 2011.
Multi-instrumentalist Dylan Edrich (bass/guitar) came aboard in the autumn of '11, filling out the low end of the sonic spectrum and heightening the energetic synchronicity of the ensemble. The Mallard's debut album, Yes On Blood, was issued on Castle Face Records in 2012, brimming with raw edges, left turns, and ramshackle brilliance. Sophomore swan song Finding Meaning In Deference was then released by the label in 2013 after the band's dissolution.
The Mallard Yes On Blood Track Listing:
7. I Listen To Lyrics Last
8. Lying In The East
9. Candy For Brains
11. You Got The Critics