PODCAST: Mals Totem
Fans of Mals Totem compare the band to Radiohead and the Mars Volta. Its members—four are recent Berklee graduates and one is a current student—bring influences that range from metal to jazz to the group, resulting in a genre-blending sound that is garnering legions of listeners.
The group recently recorded a new tune, “Gargantuan,” that was produced by Berklee faculty member Susan Rogers (Prince, Barenaked Ladies) and engineered by George Massenburg (Earth, Wind & Fire, James Taylor). Mals Totem features vocalist Dave Vives, bassist Ronnie Lanzilotta, drummer Angelo Spampinato, and guitarists Asher Kurtz and Michael Lostica. The group will give a free concert in Cambridge’s Kendall Square as part of the Berklee Summer in the City series.