Los Angeles band Mamalarky mix a few different. very current indie styles -- dreamy melted psych (think Mild High Club), dense tightly wound post-punk (think Deeper), jazzy "low-fi" pop (think Men I Trust) -- but create something new with them on their charming, tuneful self-titled second album. If you haven't giving it a spin, do so below.

The band recently wrapped up their North American headline tour last month and will be out with White Reaper in March -- those dates are listed below.

We also asked Mamalarky frontperson Livvy Bennett to tell us about her favorite records of the year, a list that includes Yves Jarvis, Alice Phoebe Lou, Sam Gendel, and more. Read her commentary on her picks below.

Livvy Bennett from Mamalarky - Favorite Albums of 2022

An Orange Colored Sky - Arima Ederra
This is AOTY material for me. I've listened to this record front to back so many times and it's only been out for a couple of months, just trust me.

The Zug - Yves Jarvis
Yves is a genius lyricist, producer, multi-instrumentalist. I've been a fan for a while but met him by chance this year at a dinner party and had to reign in my fandom.

Child's Play - Alice Phoebe Lou
December 2021 release so it counts for this year. Alice never misses, feel your emotions.

For if you get bored of things being too much of the same.

Higher and Higher Forever - Zero Percent APR
This one is really good for a laugh and perfectly noisey production.


MAR 2 THU - Summit Music Hall @ 6:30pm - Denver, CO
MAR 3 FRI - Waiting Room Lounge @ 8:00pm - Omaha, NE
MAR 4 SAT - Madrid Theatre @ 7:30pm - Kansas City, MO
MAR 6 MON - Wooly's @ 7:00pm - Des Moines, IA
MAR 7 TUE - Majestic Theatre @ 7:30pm - Madison, WI
MAR 8 WED - Saint Andrews Hall @ 6:30pm - Detroit, MI
MAR 11 SAT - Beachland Ballroom @ 7:00pm - Cleveland, OH
MAR 17 FRI - Irving Plaza @ 6:30pm - New York, NY
MAR 23 THU - Hell at The Masquerade @ 6:30pm - Atlanta, GA
MAR 25 SAT - Headliners Music Hall @ 7:30pm - Louisville, KY

all dates with White Reaper

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