The Mantles is a garage/indie rock/indie folk quintet from the Oakland/San Francisco “Bay Area”. They formed in 2007, and have released two albums so far. Their third album —All Odds End— is due out on October 16 via Slumberland Records.
I don’t know anything about this band, but I’m a huge fan of the label, which started in Washington DC back in 1989, and is now based in Oakland. I’ve seen this band’s name a bunch of times over the last couple of years, and I just got something in the mail bag a few days ago promoting the new record.
The band previously released “Doorframe”, also from the new record. Now this:
“Police My Love” by The Mantles
The beginning of the song, with its up-tempo jangly and organ-y goodness, has a tiny flavor of c-86 and is reminiscent of some of the less noisy bands who were on Slumberland back in the early 1990s. So the label is a good home for them.
I don’t know about the previous records, but this new one was produced by Jason Quever, who is the center of the band Papercuts. He’s mostly known, though, for being a producer. In that capacity, he’s worked with a number of artists including Dean Wareham and Elisa Ambrogio (who played a great set last weekend at Hopscotch).
You can pre-order the album via Slumberland here.