They travel America in a large diesel van filled with drums, amps, an upright bass, fiddle, guitars and banjos. They ahve crafted a show that connects indie rock, bluegrass and alternative country in a very organic way. Fine song writing pulls these players to the fron of the pack, and their bold arrangements rist the outer boundaries of sparseness and mayhem. There's no question about it, the Mammals are one of the most exciting band in the US [email protected] Their new album DEPARTURE is just hat, a work that shows the band moving towards a completely unique sound. The rocking energy of fiddles and bajos has been augmented with lectric guitar, keyboards and a heavy rhythm section.