Sound Of Our Town Spotlight: Oh, Malô lead a new charge of Boston rock and roll
Welcome to the latest in a week-long series of spotlights profiling the bands and artists performing at Sound Of Our Town 2, a collaborative effort between the Boston Music Awards and Vanyaland. This second-annual party — another free, all-ages event designed to showcase our city’s vibrant music scene — goes down Thursday, September 24 at the Lawn On D in the Seaport District (420 D Street), next to the Convention Center and on the edge of South Boston. The party is co-presented by Narragansett Brewing Company and features performances by Tribe Society, Ruby Rose Fox, Bearstronaut, Will Dailey, Vundabar, Oh Malo, Mikey Holland’s American Denim and special guests, DJ sets by Ninja B, and is hosted by MC Moe Pope. For more information and constant updates, click here.
A little while back we described Oh, Malô as “one of our city’s brightest new bands, crushing stages everywhere from the rock club circuit to house parties to the Institute of Contemporary Art.” This week, we are beyond excited to welcome the Boston rock quartet to Sound Of Our Town, as they lead a new charge of experimental sounds and styles emanating from our city’s eclectic music scene.
Oh, Malô just wrapped up an eight-month period where they released a three-part EP series — Blue, Red, and Orange — each with a different sonic texture and emotion, and capped off the run with a mash-up cover of Tame Impala’s “Disciples/Cause I’m A Man”, which received love from here on Vanyaland to KEXP in Seattle.
Writes Allston Puddingrecently: “They present a rhythmic and melodic range that swirls between sleepy dreams and monstrous ragers. It seems their music reflects the members own lives. The vocalist [Brandon] Hafetz has been busy juggling his band duties with being president of the entertainment production company, Fitz Ross Productions (known for their Spare Room Sessions). With such formidable operations, how Hafetz manages to maintain his composure is anyone’s guess.”
Music is an outlet, and this week, the outlet is Lawn On D. Sample some of Oh, Malô’s finest material below, but take note: the best is yet to come from this young band on the rise.
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