The arrival of Hot Tang's Mostly Mallards couldn't come at a more suitable season. Their whimsical and often carefree fuzzy pop is made for summer afternoons in which absolutely nothing is planned, and you can lay beneath the sun, finding shapes in the clouds above. And whether a keyboard ode with shuffling percussion that gives a nod to Laura Palmer ("Anna"), the easy, breezy recognition of a relationship that was all wrong ("Untitled"), or the slow, but steady off-kilter celebration of fresh grown vegetables for dinner ("Supper"), Mostly Mallards is teeming with sincereity and charm.
Much of the album is unhurried, the band allowing their melodies to wander about your brain before buzzing straight into your heart. The group's cries are quiet, their stories acting as relatable secrets shared against a backdrop of unassuming instrumentals. Mostly Mallards feels like a long conversation between friends, and we're just lucky enough that they've invited us into their world. You can stream the entire release below before its release on Friday.