Stranded In Stereo: The Mantles

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Mantles

Listening to The Mantles is like rifling through the ultimate record collection, with their sound drawing influences from the 60's stalwarts like The Yardbirds to 80's garage rock. Their debut LP on Siltbreeze Records recalls the best of these decades plus a little hazy distortion thrown in to align with the wave of lo-fi grunge pop permeating the sound today.

This foursome hailing from San Francisco, is already garnering favorable press and shouldn't be mixed up with Girls, that other much buzzed about bay area band specializing in this same brand of music. “Don't Lie (aka Trust)” is a perfect piece of jangley grunge pop sweetness, whereas “What We Do Matters” ups the tempo with late 80's punk tinges. For a trip down musical memory lane, check out The Mantles.

[mp3]: "Don't Lie"


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