After releasing a project earlier this year, then dealing with a band member relocation that probably would have disbanded most groups, it’s good to know that MANNERS is still alive and kicking. To celebrate that fact, the group put out a planned release in the form of Pulp, a six song collection (five of which are seeing an official release for the first time) that showcases their continued tradition of writing intriguing, biting and honest love/break-up songs in the vein of PJ Harvey or Cat Power‘s older material. Then, as if a new album wasn’t enough, the group released a live show at Beerland that they themselves did not know was being recorded at the time. Thanks to Maximiamo Deems, the group was handed a fully recorded and mixed live project that not only sounds great, but it gives you a glimpse into how funny the between-song banter of MANNERS can be. If you’re a fan of the group, definitely spread the word around about these releases.
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After putting in a year or two of solid gigging and songwriting, the San Marcos-based trio Manners has finally released their debut project, a self-titled EP. The 5-song collection showcases the band’s ability to write songs that are cutting in their introspection while still maintaining a tone of humor (albeit it, a very sharp humor). The band has a playful energy, but the songs focus on topics such as promiscuity, self-doubt at the expense of putting someone on a pedestal, trust and heavy hitters of that nature. The garage-rock feel of the recordings make the songs connectable due to their honesty and rawness. For a debut project, Manners shows a lot of potential for the band… hopefully it leads to future projects.
If there’s one thing that San Marcos will never run out of, it’s bands. You can barely throw a rock without hitting someone that contains enough talent and personality to hold a crowd’s attention. Manners is one of the groups that, over the past year or so, has stayed vigilant and managed to make a name for themselves. Because KTSW 89.9 understands the importance of giving props where props are due, the band was recently invited to bless Studio C Sessions with a performance of their song Creeps. Check it out, stay in tune to KTSW 89.9 and in line with what Manners are keeping up to, and always support local.
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