Average Mammals

The three-piece indie-rock band Average Mammals hails from Hibbing, and perhaps the insular surroundings of the Iron Range accounts for the bewitchingly claustrophobic sound. The group’s albums mix airy acoustic dissonance with straight-up catchy fuzz-rock that creates a duality of polished studio comfort and homemade basement-recording-style tension. Their regional popularity among critics is expanding to parts beyond Minnesota, so catching guitarist Ryan Mulnar, bassist Grant Hagen and drummer Josh Lubovich at this year’s Homegrown could be a memorable treat.

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