Listen to the loud crunch of Mansions’ new single, “If You’re Leaving”


Mansions by Sarah Cass

After years of shifting sonically and physically, Christopher Browder and bassist Robin Dove of Mansions recently decided to settle down in Seattle, WA. While holed up in a Capitol Hill apartment, the two invited the band over to record their latest album, Doom Loop, due out November 12th via Clifton Motel.

The setting’s limitations turned out to be a boon to Mansions’ sound, allowing the band to hone in on the crunchy-yet-catchy aesthetic that’s been a hallmark of their live shows. “People started talking about us as a fuzz pop band, but the old records didn’t really sound like that,” Browder says in a press release. “So we decided to actually make that record.”

“If You’re Leaving” demonstrates the record’s raw noise with percussion that seemingly pounds through the static of a nearby television — courtesy of John Momberg (Appleseed Cast) and engineering by Jim Vollentine (Spoon). Browder sings, “I don’t really want you to say goodbye/ But if you are leaving, it’s just polite.” Now that he’s settled down, it’s even harder for him to watch those walk away. Take a listen below.

Doom Loop is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon. Mansions has a short tour set for December, and you can find those dates below.

Mansions 2013 Tour Dates:
12/14 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
12/15 – Chicago, IL  @ Schuba’s*
12/16 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
12/18 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
12/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory ^
12/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
12/21 – Hamden, CT @ The Space ^
12/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose

* = w/ Their/They’re/There
^ = w/ Their/They’re/There and Birthmark