Long Enough to Leave

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  • Band members: Virgina
  • Summary: The second full-length release for the San Francisco Bay Area garage-pop band was produced by Kelley Stoltz.
  • Record Label: Slumberland
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Noise Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 20, 2013
    While Long Enough to Leave may lack some of the punch and energy of previous releases, it shows The Mantles developing their own sound and the record grows more and more powerful with each play.
  2. Jun 20, 2013
    The extra thematic layer gives the music a depth that bodes well for this band’s future.
  3. Jun 20, 2013
    The album, by and large, plays like a live recording; somewhat endearingly sloppy performances add to the authenticity of a band whose honest songwriting is more important than any flash-in-the-pan posturing.
  4. Jun 28, 2013
    Even if they’re slow in the uptake, and a cursory listen will only reinforce them as makeshift compositions, the tuneful nature of the album begins to flourish with repeated spins.
  5. 70
    Equal parts Nuggets era-psych as it is The Cure and The Smiths, it is certainly an interesting avenue of songwriting they’ve chosen to explore. As with most exploration, however, there are missteps and wrong directions.
  6. Jun 20, 2013
    Clocking in at just over 30 minutes, it doesn't overstay its welcome, but unfortunately it gives up most of its best moments by the halfway point.
  7. 60
    Long Enough To Leave might not blaze much of a unique trail, wearing its love of the past proudly on its sleeve. That said, it still delivers its share of gems culled from other well-traveled musical paths.

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  1. Aug 15, 2013
    "Long Enough to Leave" sounds like an album straight out of the Sarah Records catalog. The Mantles' sound is similar to the common sound of"Long Enough to Leave" sounds like an album straight out of the Sarah Records catalog. The Mantles' sound is similar to the common sound of early twee pop jangle pop acts from the late 80's laced upon a gritty indie-pop foundation.

    Twee-pop seems to be at the peak of its comeback as many jangle-pop bands are entering the scene. The Mantles ability to modernize a classic sound makes them stand out from the other bands. Good album.