|Michael O. - Face The Facts 7"
Fruits & Flowers is a new label endeavor spearheaded by Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums) and Chris Berry (Soft Abuse), a combination of interests that's clearly in the Raven wheelhouse if I ever heard one,
| add to that an inaugural release by Michael Olivares from The Mantles and its a done deal. His first single under the name Michael O. is a stripped and straightforward affair that eschews some of Mantles' psych trappings for a jangle-pop take on West Coast summer sun that's easy to fall in love with. The single ropes in two originals that seem fit to be sandwiched between Smiths b-sides and Go-Betweens classics on your crushworthy mixtape, then Olivares rounds it out with a Scorpions cover on the b-side. Limited to 300 and well worth keeping your eyes pegged to this space and Skygreen Fans take note, the band is back with a long overdue and highly anticipated new records on July 8th, check out a taster over here.
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