Taking a few pages out of the mid-80's jangle pop underground. pre-grunge Midwestern ruckus and the Flying Nun-era New Zeeland crew, The Mantles are one more reason San Francisco's staying vital. Eschewing a some of their contemporaries leans towards lo-fi fuzz in favor of a trebly ring of strings and faded Kodachrome production courtesy of Greg Ashley, the band stomps, swings and shuffles aloofly smoking cigarettes in the corner booth. They might not be treading the most original of waters but they seem to have found just the right balance of past lives to inhabit on their Siltbreeze debut.
[MP3] The Mantles - What We Do Matters
[MP3] The Mantles - Don't Lie
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