Michael O “Really?”



Listen! the first track from the first solo full-length by Michael O. (of The Mantles). Available on Fruits and Flowers, HERE.

“MICHAEL O. (Olivares) of beloved Bay Area psych-pop band THE MANTLES (Slumberland, Siltbreeze etc) has been secretly building songs in his basement in Oakland with the help of HORRID RED’s Edmund Xavier for the past few years. The result is this affecting collection of cracked pop hits & tragic ballads. The Mantles are known to lay down a thick electric jangle, but with Michael’s solo songs the focus rests on rough-hewn vocal melodies & lyrics, laced with synths, acoustics, noises & clarinet. Michael tumbles headfirst into MODERN LOVERS, JACOBITES, TRONICS, TALL DWARFS territory…home recorded & highly personal but not lo-fi, please. “

西海岸版ウッズか?な! オークランドのザ・マントルズのマイケル・オリヴァレスの初ソロ。Dick Diverもリリースしてる自身のレーベル、Fruits and Flowersから。





“FRUITS & FLOWERS digs into the home recording vaults of three cracked pop songwriters for a split cassette. Fans of 80’s UK D.I.Y. and/or 90’s Shrimper will appreciate these tracks by MICHAEL O. (of THE MANTLES), PIANO MOVERS (ex-NODZZZ) and THE REDS, PINKS & PURPLES (Glenn Donaldson of ART MUSEUMS/SKYGREEN LEOPARDS). “