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The Mantles – “Memory” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Mantles are one of many fine rock bands in the Bay Area with their own unique twist on jangly, infectious garage-psych. New single “Memory” reminds us that the Mantles’ particular twist involves faint echoes and a fervent post-punk edge. This is an immensely likable rock ‘n’ roll song, playful yet melancholy, jaunty in tempo… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 6, 2014 - 9:49 am

The Mantles – “Shadow Of Your Step” (Stereogum Premiere)

San Francisco garage tweakers the Mantles are gearing up for the summer release of their sophomore LP Long Enough To Leave and “Shadow Of Your Step” is its first offering. The track is a glistening pop swayer, but still comes with a tough, off-kilter punch. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 28, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Woodsist Fest @ The Echo & Echoplex, Los Angeles 6/15/10

Over the last few years the Woodsist label’s put together an impressive roster : Real Estate, Kurt Vile, Ganglians, and, of course, ‘Gum Bowl headliner Woods, whose Jeremy Earl founded the label. Worth celebrating, for sure. Last year they joined with Captured Tracks for a weekend festival in Bushwick, this year did shows in Big… More »

By: jessica / June 16, 2010 - 6:00 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here’s Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW’s metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photos from our intrepid photographers — RyanMore »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am