Funny Papers

by MALL WALK

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Makoto Hara This kind of thrilled sound is new to me. Makes me invigorated.

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R__ The other reviews say that this album is somber but I find all of the songs to be uplifting.
The last track is transcendental. Favorite track: Clearance.
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johndanielsonfan This album carries bass lines that are played like Krist Novoselic, guitar riffs that remind me of Kevin Shields, and drumming that sounds reminiscent of Sam Fogarino's drumming on Antics. It's dark atmosphere and cunning lyricism leave me wanting more albums to come from this band Favorite track: Sleeping In Shifts.
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"Mall Walk’s debut LP arrives like a puzzle box without a key: a self-contained and confident burst of razor sharp post-punk with noisy shoegaze effects that’s startlingly modern in sound and defiantly insular in spirit. Its outlook might be dour, but its danceable bass lines, textured rhythms, and layered guitars provide inner velocity to balance out lyricist Rob I. Miller’s acidic one-liners. Funny Papers may not have been the most cheerful record released this year, but it was one of the most honest."

- Mariana Timony / BANDCAMP DAILY

"There are reminiscent tones of Siouxie and the Banshees, early 90’s shoegaze, and jangle pop all underpinned by deceptive bass lines and a drummer who seems well acquainted with Wire’s discography. Singer and guitarist Rob I. Miller’s voice sounds like a soft howl. You get the feeling that these guys are the smartest band in the room."

- Nate Harrison / DEADBEATS PANEL

"The trio mine a dark post-punk sound as the record unfolds, digging into the reverb with enormous bass grooves, tangled riffs, and hook filled vocals."

- Dan Goldin / POST-TRASH

There is no mistaking Mall Walk's music for "lighthearted" or "fun." "Funny Papers" is a brooding eruption of guitars and reverb set to driving rhythms like the palpitations of an oncoming heartbreak. The album's moodiness is only slightly offset by the catchiness of the refrains and melodies, but not enough to be misinterpreted as anything remotely "happy."

- Bobby Martinez / THE BAY BRIDGED

credits

released October 28, 2016

Music by Daniel Brown, Nicholas Clark, and Rob I. Miller

Words by Rob I. Miller

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Monte Vallier at Ruminator Audio in San Francisco.

Assistant engineering by Kyle Day.

Mastered by John McBain at JPM Mastering in San Francisco.

Art by Amy Browne.

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