Sherwood-grown The Macks release third album
The Macks, a band that has roots in Sherwood, recently released its third album, "Rabbit."
"Like it did for many, the 2020 lockdown turned music on its head. For The Macks, this time of isolation forced the band to redefine the way they interacted with music," states a news release from The Macks. "Laid off and living all under one roof in a creaky, messy home, the band played and wrote together for hours every day,"
Recorded in Denver, "Rabbit" features such catchy tunes as "The Undo Man," a song accompanied by a comical YouTube video done by Jake Thiessen.
The Macks include Josef Windheim (drums), Aidan Harrison (bass), Jacob Michael Perris (keyboards), Ben Windheim (guitar) and Sam Fulwiler (vocals). Both Fulwiler and the Windheim brothers graduated from Sherwood High School.
The Macks take their name from a turn-of-the century criminal, Stack Lee, whose gang was known as The Macks.
Willamette Week noted that The Macks' live performance showcased "Ben Windheim's spurts of guitar scatter pell-mell across the music, and though Sam Fulwiler's sharp tenor takes some getting used to, he's a commanding and charismatic frontman."
"Rabbit," whose cover was created by Fulwiler, follows the band's previous releases, "Camp Poppa" in 2017 and "Yup" in 2019.
The Macks will perform at Portland's Doug Fir Lounge on July 3.
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.