Los Manglers, “Can’t Wait”

Laura Leebove

By Laura Leebove

Managing Editor
on 09.03.14 in Listen to This

On “Can’t Wait,” Puerto Rico’s Los Manglers mix ramshackle bubblegum girl-group pop with rockabilly guitars. As impatient frontwoman Laira Diaz sings about a guy who’s dragging his feet (“You say you can’t make up your mind/ but I am running on teenage time/ I can’t wait”), she’s backed by oohs and aahs, crunchy guitars and a walking bass line. From the band’s new 7-inch on Last Bummer Records, the refreshing pop track could serve as a nice kick in the pants for the high schoolers who’ll soon be stressing about their homecoming dates.