09.15.2015 — “Police My Love” by The Mantles

The Mantles

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Police My Love” by The Mantles (2015, from the forthcoming album All Odds End).

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.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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