They travel America in a large diesel van filled with drums, amps, an upright bass, fiddle, guitars and banjos. They have crafted a show that connects indie rock, bluegrass and alt. country in a very organic way. Fine song writing pulls these players to the front of the pack, and their bold arrangements risk the outer boundaries of sparseness and mayhem. There’s no question about it, The Mammals are one of the music exciting young bands in US. The Mammals new album Departure is just that; a work that shows the band moving towards a completely unique sound. The rocking energy of fiddles and banjos has been augmented with electric guitar, keyboards and a heavy rhythm section. The songs are political in tone yet completely accessible.