When: Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. 2016
Anyone guilty of busting out their air guitar to festival headliners like Tame Impala needs to put Mantra Love on their buzz-band radar. Thick with smoky layers of distortion and reverb, the lesser known group is a psychedelic trio that appropriately hails from Space City, U.S.A. Boasting a shrewdly crafted self-titled EP, the band has trekked across the country on dreamy walkabouts from Miami to Los Angeles with like-minded indie stoners such as Ringo Deathstarr, Ghostland Observatory and TV Girl. Just as mesmerizing as their former touring mates, the young dudes of Mantra Love compose soft swells of kaleidoscopic bliss in hypnotic tracks like “Howlin.” Who says the greasy Third Coast isn’t totally tubular? Mantra Love tunes in and drops out with local acts Urban Youth and 16 The Olympus at Imagine Books and Records.