Vinyl LP pressing. San Francisco/Oakland's The Mantles have been charting a unique path through the Bay Area's storied Garage/Pop scene since 2007. Their first singles saw them honing their sound, building towards their excellent 2009 self-titled debut album. Loosely aligning with artists like White Fence and Ty Segall, The Mantles thoroughly modernize and personalize the folk-rock tradition. Now on Long Enough to Leave, The Mantles still color outside the lines but dial a cleaner, more infectious sound. SF's Kelley Stoltz recorded the new album with enough savvy to make it pop while keeping the performances idiosyncratic and affecting. Sharp ears may spot bits of early Love, New Zealand's Flying Nun label and LA's Paisley Underground, but The Mantles are very far from revivalists and have more songwriting and arranging skill at their disposal than many bands could hope to have.