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.
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.
You can buy both singles directly from SDZ Records.