MAMMALS: This Sound: 7”

Chicago’s power pop garage trio, Mammals, is on the mellower end of the power pop spectrum. I kept waiting for the part of the song that hit me in the heart, but it never came. The build-up is there, but it never quite broke. I feel like they are holding back, and I really want them to let loose. It’s like dancing with someone who hasn’t learned to use their hips yet. –Liz Jones (Lamont,