The Mallard are an inside-out-echo-laser-garage-psych-rock trio from San Francisco. Their home fried songs harness the naked abandon of 70’s punk (think earliest wire meets syd barrett era pink floyd), but inject the form with a deranged spirit all their own. Close attention to texture and dynamics allow the band to explore unusual terrain – to grant access into unexpected realms of beauty and terror…with dessert.
Greer McGettrick (guitar/vocals/drums) and Dylan Tidyman-Jones (drums/keys/vocals) met playing music in Fresno, California, and later moved independently to San Francisco. McGettrick helmed the Mallard through several incarnations (including stints as a quartet and a solo act) – and self-recorded an initial eight-song cassette tape – before inviting Tidyman-Jones to play drums with her in early 2011. Multi-instrumentalist Dylan Edrich (bass/guitar) came aboard in the autumn of ’11, filling out the low end of the sonic spectrum and heightening the energetic synchronicity of the ensemble. As of late, Miles Luttrell joined the band as drummer, shifting Tidyman Jones to alternate bass and guitar with Edrich. The Mallard perform regularly in San Francisco (playing shows with Thee Oh Sees, Blasted Canyons, The Burnt Ones, and many others…) Their recently recorded full-length album, Yes On Blood was released February 11, 2012 on John Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. The Mallard has recently recorded a 7" split with Thee Oh Sees.
Hold onto your ears holes….