Waterbury, CT alt-rock five-piece Mandala have released their new album Cash For Smiles for streaming and purchase on all major media outlets. It is the group’ first album since 2015’s Valley People.
A crystal clear and confident collection of alternative rock songs, Cash For Smiles shows the band developing both their songwriting chops and technical ability. Throughout it’s breezy 36-minute runtime, the band alternates through upbeat jangle, crunchy rock riffage, anthemic delay, and slightly divergent pop and rock styles.
While the band does a good job of conveying emotion in their own performance, main vocalist Morgan Fasanelli directs the human element of these songs. Arguably the album’s emotional centerpeice, Fasanelli’s vocal on “Motel Lobby” leaves a lasting impact as the album returns to the jaunts of singles like “Only In The Fall.”
“Only In The Fall” has been added to the CT Scramble 2017 Spotify Playlist.
Listen to Cash For Smiles by Mandala below: