Inside the anonymous, gray exterior of an Oakland recording studio, frontwoman Greer McGettrick is fastidiously mixing the sophomore album by The Mallard, the band she started in 2011. Hunched over the massive mixing console, she listens intently, then adjusts, then listens some more. Eventually she breaks to discuss The Mallard in a studio isolation booth, where she slouches and sighs, clearly relishing the respite. "When you're too old to rock 'n' roll, you're going to wish you had played every show like it was your last," she says. The cliché arrives with a rare smirk, but it also explains the work ethic propelling The Mallard from a Central California kid's dream to a consummate... More >>>
Greer McGettrick, second from right, says The Mallard will get less garage-y on its next album.