Long Enough to Stay – Review of The Mantles at Lilypad

The Mantles onstage at Lilypad. (Photo - D.Hixon)

The Mantles onstage at Lilypad. (Photo – D.Hixon)

The Mantles
Lilypad, Inman Square, 07/11/13

Last Thursday night The Mantles played Lilypad to a sweaty and anticipatory crowd. They took stage just after 12:30am – which by Boston standards is extremely late, but the wait was well worth it – as they tore through an excellent set to a frenzied group of revelers who danced and swayed through the early morning night, myself included.

The Mantles latest album, Long Enough to Leave, is one of my favorites of 2013, and they’re a band that I’m surprised isn’t getting more attention because their music demands it. The Mantles live set echoed their albums perfectly, with a laid back California cool that jangled everyone in the room. You can watch them in their latest video for “Hello” below and purchase Long Enough to Leave over at Slumberland Records.

Lastly, Queens native Juan Wauters put on an excellent show as well just before The Mantles, and the leader of The Beets will likely be showcased on Visions very soon, as his set was equally impressive.

D. Hixon


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