Browder discussed the musical direction back in November:
I'd say its pretty different from New Best Friends, probably closer to the EPs like Mr. Boddy, but a progression from there. Lots of fuzz, nostalgia, distortion on everything, mostly rockin but still plenty of atmosphere and vibe and some mellower tracks in there. Less angry for sure, but still a downer for the most part haha. Almost no electronics, very guitar driven. Sounds more like how we sound live, a little messier and rowdier than other releases. Some people have said it gives them the feeling of 90s emo and alternative.The sophomore LP will follow Mansions' sole full-length for Doghouse, 2009's aforementioned New Best Friends, though Browder has bridged the gap with an EP and compilation--2009's Thyme Travel cassette and last year's Best of the Bees, respectively.
Mansions will hit the road next month with Jarrod Gorbel for a short tour as well.
|Feb 3||Cleveland, OH||Grog Shop|
|Feb 4||Chicago, IL||Schubas|
|Feb 5||Minneapolis, MN||7th Street Entry|
|Feb 8||Portland, OR||The Woods|
|Feb 9||Seattle, WA||Sunset Tavern|
|Feb 11||San Francisco , CA||Hotel Utah|