Press

"LA group releases another visual poem of resistance... a powerful meditation on brown beauty and its ability to exist and survive and thrive despite constant attacks by white supremacy"
SPARK

"Sister Mantos have a punk rock attitude, but the local collective prefer to pump out a more egalitarian, queer-friendly brand of dance music instead of obliterating you with raw power chords and sheer noise. A good example of Sister Mantos’ approach is their cover of Kate Bush’s early hit “Wuthering Heights,” which is transformed from a quaintly formal pop love song into a Slits-like mélange of reggae rhythms and a spacey dub arrangement."
LA WEEKLY

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"Sister Mantos’ sound seems to fluctuate between disco, funk, pop and punk – often all in the same song! ... an interesting intersection between two seemingly disparate genres: punk’s angry politics versus disco’s usually unquestionably joyful themes."
DALSTON SUPERSTORE

"DIY tropical-punk-funk-electronic-intergalactic-art togetherness when Sister Mantos... came to play our party at the Fish Factory...Video art, music and performance linked day-glo splattered arms to shout about a positive future"
MOOGIE WONDERLAND

"LA by-way-of El Salvador’s psychedelic electro-pop outfit Sister Mantos’ latest video for “Fin del Mundo” off their release UNK takes us on a futuristic sci-fi adventure."
REMEZCLA

"The performance in the video is perfect as is the art direction and costuming ... The song is absolutely infectious and will have you repeatedly listening to it for the day."
LA IM YOURS

"Surely the fruitiest video of the year. Remixed by equally freaky Brooklyn-based art-rock outfit Mirror Mirror, the track and video are delicious fun"
FRONTIERS MAGAZINE

"If Giorgio Moroder called Donna Summer right now, her ringtone would probably be Sister Mantos’ “SHPSHFTER.”
JEZEBEL MUSIC

"Divine, screwed-up thump ... weird, wistful disco"
LA WEEKLY

"concrete beats and the distant glimmer of a perverted electro-pop jewel blending into the spectre of an Ibiza piano"
20 JAZZ FUNK GREATS

"seems to pay a lot more attention to the texture of songs than your average laptopper usually does...Mantos knows how to write and execute pretty complex arrangements and most of all he achieves a sound that doesn't come off as too plastic or digital"
AUXILARY OUT

I finally got the chance to catch up with Sister Mantos when I saw them live a few nights ago here in London, as I’ve been quite intrigued by the LA group ever since stumbling across their eschewed gender-fluid disco-pop a while back. The show was pretty much a carbon-copy what I imagined it would be: someone elaborately cloaked as a grand oracle occasionally hitting a sampler, a dude in fig leaves and a leotard frolicking around and not doing anything in particular, and a hobbit-sized, spandex-clad, blond-wigged frontman grinding out sweat-stained moves. It could all be easily written off as awkward parody, if it wasn’t steeped in such a irresistibly care-free, inviting feeling of celebration and sincere positivity, directed exclusively at good old fashioned entertainment and devoid of any nagging irony or self-consciousness.
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