Who are The Mammoths?
Since the beginning of their rock journey as a trio of 13-year-old musicians exploring the ins and outs of collaborative music, The Mammoths have since grown into a record-releasing, multi-state touring, blues-heavy band based in Austin, Texas. Members David Kapsner, Michael Jekot, Tyler Rush, and Tim Durand, who joined the group after a reunion in the form of a South by Southwest jam session, have made a huge ripple in the local rock scene of Austin due to their old-school style and ambitious live performances. With shows quoted as “reminiscent of a young Led Zeppelin,” The Mammoths are known to capture their audience with fervent vocals and energetic instrumental solos worthy of a long-lasting (and often sweaty) applause.
The band released their debut EP Golden Spell earlier this year as well as an official music video for their song “So Cold”, which features the entire band playing up a wicked Wild West aesthetic in the desert. Following these exciting releases, the band will go on a national tour from July to August, ending locally with a show at Stubb’s alongside Otis the Destroyer on August 25. Their stay in Austin will be short, as they will be leaving in September to tour the East coast, finishing off their impressive year with a set in New York City.
The Mammoths prove that rock ‘n’ roll is far from dead- in fact, it’s thriving within each member of this impassioned rock band. Their fusion of psychedelia and blues into a nod-worthy set of spellbinding and sharp tracks pushes them into the status of qualified rockers. From the deep, undisguised vocals of their song “Pocket” to the fiery, fast-paced jam of guitar and percussion in “So Cold”, they offer a little taste of everything in terms of killer songwriting and spirited, raw talent.