Michael O. of Oakland’s The Mantles is getting ready for the release of his first solo LP, Really?, on April 28.
Carrying some significant hallmarks of ’80s college-radio rock (deep, slightly-disaffected vocals contrasted against jingle-jangle guitars), Really? is a surprisingly upbeat, windows down kind of album, perfect for the coming spring that in some corners of the Bay is already here. Check out some sneak-peek tracks from his Bandcamp below.
The Mantles themselves are currently recording a new LP themselves. No word yet on when you can expect it, but Really? already feels like a fine way to tide you over until then.