The Mantles share new track from upcoming LP
San Francisco/Oakland’s The Mantles have been charting a unique path through the Bay Area’s storied garage/pop scene since 2007. The early shows were loose & loud Velvets/Nuggets-bashing, always with weirdly catchy songs & oddball chord changes. Their first singles saw them honing their sound, building towards their 2009 self-titled debut album (on Siltbreeze) and follow-up EP on Mexican Summer. Loosely aligning with artists like White Fence and Ty Segall, The Mantles thoroughly modernize and personalize the folk-rock tradition.
Now on Long Enough To Leave, The Mantles still color outside the lines but dial a cleaner, more infectious sound. SF’s Kelley Stoltz (Sub Pop) recorded the new album with enough savvy to make it pop while keeping the performances idiosyncratic & affecting. Sharp ears may spot bits of early Love, New Zealand’s Flying Nun label and LA’s Paisley Underground.
06/14 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop (Record Release show) @
07/05 Washington, DC – Black Whiskey*
07/06 Baltimore, MD – Club K*
07/07 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Neck Tie*
07/08 Harrisburg, PA – MakeSpace*
07/09 Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium*
07/10 New Haven, CT – BAR*
07/11 Cambridge, MA – Lilypad*
07/12 New Bedford, MA – No Problemo Taqueria*
07/13 New York, NY – Cake Shop#*
* = w/ Juan Wauters of The Beets
@ = w/ The Bats, Legs
# = w/ Piano Movers and Pale Lights
Long Enough To Leave
1. Marbled Birds
3. Long Enough To Leave
4. Reason’s Run
5. Raspberry Thighs
6. Brown Balloon
7. Bad Design
8. Don’t Cross Town
9. More That I Pay
10. Shadow Of Your Step
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