PO: Heavy Mantle - Weights & Measures LP (FFO Small Brown Bike, early Cursive) in Vinyl Collective Message Board Posted August 11, 2018 The newest Tor Johnson Records release: a 12 song, 20min, 1-sided LP from Baton Rouge's Heavy Mantle. Here's the deal, we're screen printing a bunch of the vinyl. The TJR exclusive (pre-orderable now) is blue vinyl with black ink on the b-side, limited to 50. There will also be a Heavy Mantle exclusive gold vinyl with black ink, limited to 50. We are also excited to announce our first team up with Limited To One Record Store in NYC. They will have an exclusive variant of clear vinyl with blue ink limited to 20. And for the extreme rare record collector, we have a variant of clear vinyl with white ink. These are only available with the shirt package pre-order. We are only printing how many get ordered. Could be only 5 of these that get made, who knows! Check out the first song here: https://www.punkrocktheory.com/news/premiere-heavy-mantle-stream-four-walls-fallen and pre-order here: http://www.torjohnsonrecords.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&cPath=21&products_id=1433 About the release: "HEAVY MANTLE plays punk rock... I guess. That sentence just doesn’t do them justice. Primarily influenced by punk and hardcore, these songs come together in a beautiful, swirling, indie rock/alternative display that gives serious nods to predecessors of the style such as Small Brown Bike, Cursive and even Jawbreaker. Sometimes poppy, sometimes frantic but always melodic; the band has found themselves straddling the line somewhere in between. Heavy Mantle seems to have unlocked the secret to taking those hooks & melodies found in the songwriting of their predecessors, and boiling them down into 90 second long bursts without losing the power or structure of the song itself. Conceived in Baton Rouge by Secret Smoker’s Billy Thompson (guitar/vocals), after recruiting Brian Domingue (bass & backups) and Zach Smotherman (drums), the three quickly wrote a collection of four songs that landed on a demo back in 2015. Three years later and they’ve done about 10,000 miles of road, and are ready to unleash an LP that sounds equally fresh & original as it does familiar."