“It Hurts” by Mamalarky

"It Hurts" by Mamalarky is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the band's forthcoming album Pocket Fantasy
Mamalarkey photo by Conor Fields

Mamalarky are back with a second single from their forthcoming LP, a track called “It Hurts”. The track arrives after the announcement of their new album Pocket Fantasy, available September 30 via Fire Talk. The album is the follow up to the band’s 2020 self-titled debut LP.

“Writing about this song in this context feels extremely meta because the song itself picks at what it’s like as a musician to essentially be careerizing your own experiences and emotions,” Mamalarky’s Bennett explains. “It’s pretty bizarre to put out shit that is so personal–like, when someone loves a sad song you wrote it’s like…I’m sorry we’ve been down in the same way? Or, I’m glad you enjoy listening to something that was essentially an intervention that I needed to have, haha.

“‘It Hurts’ is also a bit about the one-sided narrative of songwriters writing about their lives and relationships, for that to exist out there forever and to be consumed by people who only know the song. I’m always left wondering about the other side of the story when I hear those epic heartbreak songs, we’ll just never know.

“There’s one line about being ‘a poorly drawn caricature,’ which is what it can feel like having any of your music deciphered by anyone. The goal is to draw a really moving, poignant portrait though and I feel closer to doing that with every song we put out.”

Pocket Fantasy
Fire Talk Records

1. Frog 2
2. Mythical Bonds
3. Little Robot
4. You Know I Know
5. It Hurts
6. July
7. Building Castles
8. Dance Together
9. Shining Armor
10. The Hour
11. Mote Controller
12. Now

Mamalarky 2022 Tour Dates

9.29 – Phoenix, AZ – Trunk Space
9.30 – San Diego – Public Square
10.1 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
10.2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
10.4 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
10.6 – Sacramento, CA – The Starlet Room
10.7 – Reno, NV – Off Beat Music Festival
10.9 – Portland, OR – Polaris Hall
10.10 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
10.13 – Fort Colins, CO – The Coast
10.14 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
11.1 – Asheville, NC – Static Age
11.2 – Nashville, TN – DRKMTTR
11.3. – Richmond, VA – Get Tight
11.4 – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
11.5 – Philadelphia, PA – Silk City
11.6 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
11.7 – Boston, MA – O’Briens
11.8 – Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien
11.9 – Toronto, ON – The Baby G
11.11 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Brass Rail
11.12 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
11.13 – St. Louis, MO – the Sinkhole
11.15 – Athens, GA – Flicker Bar
11.16 – Atlanta, GA – 529

Pre order Pocket Fantasy by Mamalarky HERE


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