The Mammals

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All patrons get access to the patron-only feed so you'll be in the loop on everything we do plus surprise streams (like new songs/albums before they're out) and access to sporadic webcast concerts live from our studios at Humble Abode Music. Thank you for lighting up the night, beautiful fireflies!
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All patrons get access to the patron-only feed so you'll be in the loop on everything we do plus surprise streams (like new songs/albums before they're out) and access to sporadic webcast concerts live from our studios at Humble Abode Music. Thank you for lighting up the night, beautiful fireflies!
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per month
All patrons get access to the patron-only feed so you'll be in the loop on everything we do plus surprise streams (like new songs/albums before they're out) and access to sporadic webcast concerts live from our studios at Humble Abode Music. Thank you for lighting up the night, beautiful fireflies!

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Your beautiful generosity helps us write, record, and release new music in an evolving industry that has shifted to a "stream it for free" model. You are helping us pay our studio collaborators, make videos, and promote our tours and albums. It's amazing!!

Our latest two albums, Sunshiner (2017) and Nonet (May 2020) were Patreon-funded and self-produced. 

Thank you, Patrons! We hope you feel as proud as we do.

Current Patrons are able to download Sunshiner and the 5 additionally released singles which didn't make the album. 

Sometimes we do live-streams from our kitchen where we sing new songs to each other and take requests from Patrons. These are pretty silly. And we try to regularly post live exclusive content like live recordings, journals, song demos . . . 

A dollar is all it takes to get on board and the tiers are only suggestions. (In fact, at your request, we've added a bunch more tiers!)

You can pledge any amount and easily change your monthly subscription amount at any time. 

To make a custom pledge click "Become a Patron" (and scroll down) instead of simply "Selecting a Tier."

AND we highly recommend downloading the Patreon app for receiving updates, engaging, and general ease-of-use. 

With thanks + gratitude we invite you to come be a part of our ongoing musical odyssey. We will make you proud!  Let us know if you have any questions. You can write to us at heymammals [at] gmail dot com. 

Love,

Mike + Ruthy ( The Mammals)


"It’s when Merenda and Ungar are singing together, through a whole song in harmony, that the heart of this project is worn on its sleeve. Indeed, the Mammals are all heart, and Sunshiner seems to be packed with ideas about how love will yet win over darkness and fear. If there’s a moral to this story, it’s nowhere better stated than in the final line of the final song on the disc. Singing in unison, with instrumentation so relaxed it’s like the world’s gentlest wake-up call, the line comes out of the fog: 'May we never say goodbye to all our big ideas.'" - Kim Ruehl, Folk Alley


"The Mammals don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.” - Washington Post

“The Mammals’ new song, Radio Signal, is a dose of good medicine right when we need it. It’s a reminder that we can face daunting challenges together, even if all we have is a teaspoon to dig into a mountain. This is a folk song in a rich rock arrangement with synthesizers, a slide guitar, piano, and a driving rhythm that carries Mike Merenda’s lead vocals, as they float on top like the kite and the bird in his lyrics. It feels like the kind of song we’ll all be raising our lights to when we’re celebrating at live concerts with one another again.” – Marisa Waddell, KCBX Program Director; Live Oak Music Festival Artistic Director

“[Radio Signal] pulses like a radio tower. Play it loud and let it transmit down your central nervous system. Look for Light, it shines brightest in the darkness! Thank you Mike, thank you Ruthy, God bless The Mammals.” – Greg Gattine, WDST Music Director

"In a time of uncertainty and fear, The Mammals are gushing with light and hope and honesty. It's evident throughout their new album, Nonet, and especially on the single Radio Signal. In a time when the way to cooperate and protect one another is so counterintuitive - be separate, not together- Radio Signal reminds us that we are surrounded by the hopeful. It's in the wind, it's in the light, it's in the spring songs of the birds, it's in US!. There's a mountain of challenges that we face, so let's get to work. As the song says, "Here’s your tea spoon, let’s start diggin’ “ - Bob Weiser, WOMR 'The Old Songs' Home' Folk and Acoustic Music


By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 235 exclusive posts
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11
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 235 exclusive posts
42
Audio releases
111
Images
36
Links
5
Livestreams
1
Poll
11
Writings
65
Videos

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