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Thursday, October 22, 2009

bad design

Slumberland just released a new limited 7" from San Francisco's the Mantles, featuring two exclusive new songs not available on the band's awesome self-titled LP (out now on Siltbreeze). Here's the a-side, which the label says "has the lazy drive of a 'tougher' Bats -- hungover with a shot voice and a negative attitude." But like the group's other undeniable single, it somehow manages to feel almost anthemic in its hazy simplicity. The Bad Design 7" is limited to 300 copies on "all swirly color vinyl." Get it here.

the mantles :: bad design


the mantles :: don't lie


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Anonymous Gorillan said...


2:48 AM  
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7:35 AM  
Anonymous justin said...

Utterly forgettable. An OK song among a billion, OK, 3 minute songs. All these garage-y, lo fi s.f. bands sound like you've heard their songs 1000 times on 1st listen. Ganglians, Fresh and Onlys, Ty Segall, etc. Christ, can't they add something minimally original to their sound? Why's everyone drooling over this stuff?

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Tommy said...

Nah. terrible comment, justin. This sounds nothing like Ganglians, which in turn sounds nothing like Ty Segall, etc. No accounting for bad taste, i guess. you probably like pretentious drivel like derrrty projectors or some shit like that.

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their album consists of several great songs and many good... who cares if it's been done before?

5:14 PM  
Blogger Devin said...

I'm under the impression that if this song were derivative drivel...people who love and enjoy music would see through that in a heartbeat. That said, shit is legit and catchy, not to mention pretty original in its source of varying influences and direction. Also find it funny that all the bands you mention are playing some of the most sincere and fun music around.

2:47 PM  

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