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Eclectic band, which includes three SHS grads, charges forward with 'Rabbit,' a 10-song album recorded in Denver

COURTESY PHOTO: IAN ENGER - The Macks, from left, Aidan Harrison (bass), Ben Windheim (guitar), Sam Fulwiler (vocals), Josef Windheim (drums) and Jacob Michael Perris (keyboards), recently released their third album, Rabbit.     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.

Visit GRAPHIC: SAM FULWILER - The Macks third album, 'Rabbit,' was recorded in Denver. The band continues to tour throughout the area and beyond.

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