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Monday, October 13, 2008

Free Mammatus In-Store at Wall of Sound

posted by on October 13 at 11:05 AM

California volume-pushers Mammatus invade Wall of Sound record store at 6 pm today. This psychedelic juggernaut will also scramble brains like so many eggs at the Funhouse tomorrow night. In this week’s Up&Coming section, I wrote some things about Mammatus:

Mammatus, Wildildlife, Emeralds
 (Funhouse) Another gaggle of grandiose longhairs from Holy Mountain Records’ stable of heavy psychedelia, Cali trio Mammatus forge an expansive, serpentine jammage that inspires as much headbanging as it does mind expansion. Their self-titled 2006 album best captures Mammatus’s mammoth, prog-metallic maneuvers, but 2007 sophomore LP The Coast Explodes boasts a better title and suitable-for-framing cover art. Mammatus create sprawling, spiritual songs to which you can still throw devil horns. Seattle’s Wildildlife have quaffed from the same bong-water-laced Kool-Aid bowl as Mammatus, so they should ably complement the trio on their quest for higher unconsciousness. DAVE SEGAL

Wall of Sound is located at 315 E Pine St between Melrose and Bellevue in Capitol Hill.

Mammatus live, with Acid Mother Temple’s Higashi Hiroshi

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