Brooklyn-based rockers Woolly Mammals continue to make a name for themselves, rising up the ranks through their exciting original music and truly fun live performances. The band has a self-described sound that comes across as the love child of Frank Ocean and a Nintendo 64, but they’ve also been compared to groups like Vulfpeck, Daft Punk, Prince and more. It’s that funky groove-laden music that keeps listeners coming back for more!The band consists of Will Sacks (Vocoder Bass), Noah Ross (Guitar and Sub Guitar), Kyle McCarter (Drums) and Andrew Koehler (Keyboard). The Vocoder Bass allows for Will Sacks to both sing and play bass simultaneously, creating a unique effect. Says Sacks, “As Noah is playing both guitar and bass at the same time, I have freedom to combine what what I’m singing with what I’m playing on bass.” The full effect can only truly be appreciated in real time, which certainly informed their decision to head to the studio for a live video session.Woolly Mammals put their electric soul to the test at the Peter Karl Studios in Brooklyn, which included a performance of their song “Moonrise” in a single take. Sacks talks about the structure of the song, saying “The real heart of ‘Moonrise’ comes from its sweet, soulful melody tugging against its hypnotic latin groove. It’s a breakup song about expectations, and the overall structure mirrors its message. We have two very different approaches between a flowing, melancholy melody and the stubborn, aggressive rhythm section, and it becomes about watching the two sides duke it out.”He continues, explaining the song’s meaning. “‘Moonrise’ is a meditation on unmet expectations—waking up to realize who exactly shares your bed. Recently, the relationship in ‘Moonrise’ has come into focus for me as a microcosm of our current social and political climate. The bridge is the culmination of the narrator’s howling anguish: wordless, indescribable, and urgent.”Watch the footage of Woolly Mammals rocking out to “Moonrise” in the studio, streaming exclusively on L4LM via the video below!For more from Woolly Mammals, be sure to follow along on Facebook.
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