Song Reviews

The Mantles: Hello

The Mantles

San Francisco garage pop outfit The Mantles return with their sophomore LP, Long Enough to Leave. The band has given us a sneak peek from the new album with the psychedelic-leaning, garage pop track “Hello”. For fans of their 2009 self-titled debut LP, this track is sure to please.

With thick, fuzzy guitar riffs and vocal stylings that hint of the 70s, “Hello” finds The Mantles delving further into psych-pop while staying true to their garage-pop roots. It’s no surprise that Kelly Stoltz recorded Long Enough to Leave; you can hear Stoltz’s influence throughout “Hello”. It’s a good thing.

I am having trouble expressing my excitement behind the release of “Hello” and the announcement of The Mantles’ new LP. Their self-titled debut was easily one of my favorite releases of 2009!

Long Enough to Leave is out June 18 on Slumberland Records.

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