New Music: The Mantles – Brown Balloon

The Mantles

The Mantles are back. The Mantles were never gone. The Mantles are here.

It’s time to rejoice, for The Mantles are back. The Mantles released an exceptional self-titled debut album in 2009, and aside from a spattering of 7″ and 12″ records they’ve been relatively silent. They’ll be quiet no more though, as they’re releasing their first full length album in four years on June 18th via Slumberland Records. “Brown Balloon” is their first single and it’s as good as anything they’ve cut. It’s a jangly track with perfect bounce – the vocals are easy and the accompanying organ feels like a hug. This is music to play loudly with your windows down and open. This is Summer. Rejoice. Rejoice. Rejoice. The Mantles are back.

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D. Hixon

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