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The Mantles
All Odds End

The Mantles rose from the Bay Area’s garagey folk-rock scene citing Nuggets and The Velvet Underground as their influences. Their sound has progressed from being fairly loose and noisy to ploughing a more mellow, melodic furrow. All Odds End is a beautifully made guitar pop album that recalls Pais...view item »

The Mantles
Memory / Undelivered

Cheerful psych dreamers the Mantles return with a new 7" that displays their talents both in and outside of their favourite genre. "Memory" is something of a raw take for the band, buoying a certain post-punk influence that sounds hard-won and jangly. It's complemented by the trusty b-side "Undelivered"....view item »
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The Mantles
The Mantles

Oooh yeah I got me some Siltbreeeeeezeee action! This is the self-titled debut album from four piece The Mantles who are currently supporting Ty Segall. They have a real nice sound going, a wee bit jangly, psychedelic pop a bit lo-fi. It could be my ears but the drummer sounds like he's a few blocks down the street. This certainly has its charms re...view item »
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The Mantles
Long Enough To Leave

I was so enamoured by the 12 string guitar jangles on that recent Temples single that I fired up my computer in order to email my dad and tell him all about it. It’s one of the things me and my father have in common, we both appreciate a good jangly guitar. We have certainly been starved...view item »
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The Mantles
Raspberry Thighs/ Roman Hat

Quite obsessed with The Mantles, me. This SF quartet play wonderful, shambling lo-fi Velvets-y rock with a very strong New Zealand essence underpinning their casually melodic sound. You could really be listening to a Dunedin act from 1988 but they've definitely got their own distinct, loose yet beautifully-rounded songs to play so this is still ...view item »
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V/A (Mantles, Ducktails, Fresh And Onlys, Woods etc)
Welcome Home / Diggin’ The Universe

Woodsist are the up and coming label that remind me of the type of imprint I slavishly followed as a young man, in that they are American, have great quality control and a slew of good lop sided lo-medium fidelity bands. Woods have yet to strike a proper chord with me (surely only a matter of time) and their opening entry is lovely lo-fi pop, ev...view item »

The Mantles
Pink Information

The debut album by this band totally knocked me sideways. Merging the otherworldly & esoteric sounds of the mid 80s NZ underground with strong Paisley Underground instincts & a hint of The Dream Academy & VU (well most of the NZ bands were strung up on Lou and Co. anyways!) This 5 tracker is an essential counterpart to that S/T class...view item »
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