with Mammal Dap
Friday, December 29, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
21+ $5 ADV // $5 DOS
Harsh Armadillo is an emphatic group of extremophiles jonesing to help you find your ass and make it dance all night. Their eight-piece ensemble rocks an original combination of funk, jazz and hip-hop roots characterized by sultry vocal harmonies, raucous horn lines, a face-melting guitar duo, and a rhythm section that will put you in a diaper before sixty-five. They were born in a pool of gasoline somewhere in Durham, New Hampshire and are looking forward to acoustically massaging you to completion someday soon.
Mammal Dap is a Northampton, Massachusetts-based electronic group, comprised of Killian Karlsson (guitar), Zack Cross (synths), Reed Sutherland (bass, synth bass), and Colin Jalbert (drums, samples). Together they deftly weave hypnotic beats with pumping bass, lush pads and soaring hooks. Balancing a deep love of nostalgic tones with a digital-age sensibility, their sound evokes the aesthetics of Tycho, Flying Lotus, and Bonobo. Their energized live performances and rigorous touring have led them to share the stage with acclaimed acts including The Motet, The Nth Power, Tauk, and Marco Benevento.
Their debut EP 5lbs High5, captures the group’s earliest songwriting sessions in a swirling blend of psychedelic soul and warm electronic textures. Mammal Dap’s 2015 self-titled release, and first full-length, marks their arrival with focused, road-tested material wrapped in wildly imaginative production that blurs the lines between electronic music and spirited group improvisation. The Deli Magazine calls it “a compelling combination of Ratatat’s elasticity and Flying Lotus’s claustrophobia.” Mammal Dap paints a cosmic soundscape in their newest EP Deep Field, “making melodies so catchy and singular that they feel slightly familiar” (Take Magazine).