Cincinnati Indie/Post Rock trio Mallory returned to the local club scene several months ago after an extended hiatus, and this weekend the band celebrates the birthing of its long-awaited second release, … Before It Grows. The seven-track effort is the group’s first since 2002’s the first one hundred years, a mesmerizing debut that earned the band “Album of the Year” honors at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards.
Their CD release show for Grows is Friday at the Southgate House. Opening will be All Night Party label (theallnightparty.com) comrades The Sundresses as well as State Song, The Sleeping Sea, e.p. hall, Animal Circles and Lifelike.
On … Before It Grows, Mallory has crafted a trippy, engaging exercise in sonic fluidity, stitching together seven magnetic soundscapes that roll together like a narcotic dream. The vocals and haunted melodies swim in and out of the waves of dense atmospherics (in a similar manner to what Doug Martsch does with Built to Spill), crafted largely with drums, synths and guitars. Grows is something of a headphone masterpiece — be sure to experience it with decent headphones (not buds) or nice speakers in order to catch all of the subtle trimmings and feel the surrounding ebb and flow.
Read more about the album from Mike Breen here.
(Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.)