If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably Mallards, the rock-and-rolling Americana garage band from Duluth. Simon Thill’s guitar and lead vocals soar with a subtle sweetness, covered in a light layer of grit. Andy Lipke adds infectious leads with a matching dirty blues/rock guitar. Ryan Nelson’s rock-solid drums and Alex Chocholousek’s upbeat bass provide a steady rock foundation. The band’s self-titled debut was released at the end 2019.