Hawk Percival and Friends
An eclectic amalgamation of classic rock and feelings in the night, The Hawk believes that sound is an emotional experience and a union of the elements, using music as a tool for connection.
Singer/songwriter Joel Heinrich has teamed up with his friends to play earnest love songs in the key of Chad Vangaalen. Exploring the raw emotional side of relationships Rubaiyat avoids nostalgic ballads by giving the listener a 'slice of love' sort of storytelling that finds lovers always trudging towards each other, yet somehow unable to ever meet on the same note.
"Moving from middle school hallways to making dreamy psych music, Mamalarky are the [originally] Austin-based trio you should start paying attention to. Dropping the first track from their upcoming debut EP “Fundamental Thrive Hive” today, “Nonmonogamy” is a technicolour taste of the wonders we can expect.
Made up of Livvy Bennett, Dylan Hill and Michael Hunter, the trio’s hazy melodies beautifully highlight Livvy’s vocals as she sings about empowering, self-acceptance. With the kind of youthful zeal that calls back to summer days." - Wonderland Magazine
"Austin’s Mamalarky sound like a welcomed guzzle of cool water after prolonged dehydration. Floating through their music on a psych-pop cloud, swelling and diminishing, ebb and flowing through their lofty, pale-hued soundscape is a refreshing break from scuzzy guitars and odes to the psych-rock gods. Leaning into a fully contemporary soundspace, Mamalarky aren’t interested in connecting dots along the indie pop timeline, choosing to revel in the “now,” and in doing so putting themselves square on the pulse of what’s driving Austin’s underground indie scene." - 98.9 KUTX
"At its best, psych can directly engage our creativity, engender catharsis, and leave listeners starry-eyed and mute, stuck in the splendor of aesthetic stasis. Mamalarky, Austin's newest psych trio, makes snappy psych-pop that sounds both vintage and contemporary but never indulgent." - Do512