Raspberry Limiñanas

SDZ, the French label that (along with Les Disques Steaks) brought us Les Bellas record from last year is back with two very worthy 7-inch singles that are well worth paying trans Atlantic shipping costs to get your hands on. The Mantles sound like they could be on Flying Nun, but since they’re from California, that would be impossible. They’ve taken their jangly Byrds influenced sound to a number of labels over the years including Siltbreeze, Slumberland and Mexican Summer. Their latest single lands in France and the A-side Raspberrry Thighs is the best thing they’ve done since Lily Never Married and the B-side reminds me a little of the Vaselines Molly’s Lips minus the bicycle horn of course.

mp3: The Mantles – Rasberry Thighs

The new Limiñanas single continues their druggy run of cool records.  Both sides create absinthe-like hallucinations, and putting this thing on your turntable will have you doing weird dances and conjuring spirits from a spinning wax platter.  Not sure if it’s because I’ve been possessed by this record, but I can’t pick a favorite side from this one they’re both good.

mp3: The Limiñanas – AF3458

You can buy both singles directly from SDZ Records.


  1. söcsö · April 8, 2011

    oh, Liminanas, but: Sorry, the page you were looking for could not be found. :/

    • Toby · April 9, 2011

      Fixed. I think the problem was with that pesky accent.

  2. söcsö · April 9, 2011

    thank you! and the song is good, of course :)

  3. alex twist · April 13, 2011

    Mantles is an awesome band, i will also do a review of those two singles in the next days
    i’m happy to see cool french labels doing singles in vinyl

    • Toby · April 15, 2011

      Me too, except for the shipping costs.

  4. Sarah · April 21, 2011

    Not really related to this post but in the spirit of our love for great music,

    New York’s answer to modern radio….


    A great little piece about people pushing musical boundaries :)

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