Island - The Mantles - All Odds End
Label: Slumberland Records - SLR 216 • Format: Vinyl LP Beer W/ Blue Splatter • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
On the Mantles ' third album, All Odds Endthere may be a change to the band's lineup with the addition of fellow Bay Area band Legs ' Matt Bullimore on bass, but the sound remains the same. The album is another Les Toros - Jacques Brel - Olympia 64 collection of jangling, pulsing, poppy neo-psych that's equally influenced by classic Flying Nun, the best of the paisley underground, and Island - The Mantles - All Odds End else good that's happened in non-noisy indie rock since or so.
Built around Michael Olivares' wistful vocals, the chiming interplay between his and Justin Loney's guitars, Virginia Weatherby 's simple but sturdy drumming, and Carly Putnam's understated keys, the songs are instantly rewarding. Each one feels like an old friend stopping by after a long spell away, recognizable yet still a little different than before.
What keeps them the songs from feeling stuck in nostalgia is the craft that goes into them, the subtle hooks, and Olivares' tender soul that radiates through every line. He's no virtuoso behind the mike; still, it's easy to identify with the Island - The Mantles - All Odds End humanity of his voice as he sings of uneasy transition and change.
Kicking off with the catchiest song, "Island," All Odds End runs through a handful of uptempo, driving tracks sure to get the pulse quickening and comparisons to the Clean dusted off. Stopping for breath with the acoustic ballad "Lately," the album downshifts into more melancholic territory with the warmly drawn "Door Frame" and calmly loping "Undelivered" added to the mix before it ends with the second catchiest song, the franticly rollicking "Stay.
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