The Macks are a rock and roll band originally from Portland, Oregon. Formed in 2015 out of high school, brothers Ben and Joe Windheim, Sam Fulwiler, and Bailey Sauls released their debut full-length album “Camp Poppa” on December 20, 2017.
The band has since toured all over the country and released their raw, psychedelic sophomore LP “Yup” on 11/6/2019 with new bassist and longtime friend Payden Sternkopf in tow.
The Macks boast a DIY ethic, producing all music, videos, and tours themselves with the help of their supportive network and friends. Playing regularly in Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis, they have built a dedicated following on a reputation of loud, sweaty sets catering to everyone from punks to blues enthusiasts.
‘Yup,’ that’s classic rock’s sly sneer – Register Guard
The second track of the [Yup] album, “King Hell Freaks,” for the first half makes you feel as if you’re on a motorcycle ride through the high desert, complete with the full leather get-up — though you’ve likely never even been on a motorcycle ride. – Daily Emerald
Their angsty attitude is masterfully translated from the vibes of a house show into a recorded album. Even though you’re just hearing their songs, the imagery of what you know their performances are like immediately comes to mind. If you haven’t seen them live before, 1) you should change that and 2) the sound of this album alone is one that can paint you a pretty picture of what that show is.” – KBVR FM
“Rowdy guitar solos, long instrumental interludes, and intelligent lyrics…. this Portland four-piece’s newest release is a golden addition to the flourishing community of up and coming alternative rock.” – Northwest Music Scene
“Frantic and energetic vocals roar out over the bizarre riffs and steady drum work, the guitar and bass flow together well and create a catchy set of riffs that remind me of old school Primus (and that is never a bad thing).” – 24Our Music
“It reminds me of all of my teenage angst I had. I feel young again!” – fan in Portland
Photo courtesy Ian Enger