First One Hundred Years
At times ambient. At times rock. At times a confusing din. Two guitars...a drum kit...an occasional hand for a synthesizer. Someone sings (sometimes two). Mallory cultivates a sound that breathes structure, but secretly lives in free-form - an ever changing collage living inside the music created by their environment. The three creep between distorted happiness and subversive darkness - displaying a spectrum of feel and sound that has brought a range of categorizations and comparisons (post-punk, indie rock, college, ambient: Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Built to Spill, Pink Floyd (early)). The first one hundred years, the band's first full length, was recorded live at Ultra Suede Studio and engineered by former Afghan Whig John Curley. The album records the honest, fluid interactions that instill an atmospheric cohesion between enveloping guitar work, raw drumming, and sparse melodic synthesizer. Their brand of sound and dynamic live experience has led to performances with Interpol, TV on the Radio, Calla, Mates of State, The Heartless Bastards, Deerhunter.... among others. Mallory's debut album, 'the first one hundred years' won 'album of the Year' during the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards in 2002.