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Album of the Week: Snail Mail

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Jun 08, 2018

In Lindsey Jordan's short time as Snail Mail, the 18-year-old has cultivated an assured but dedicated following. Harking back to her '90s indie rock predecessors such as Liz Phair, Fiona Apple, and even further back to the likes of The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, she offers guitar-centerd songs that don't whine or moan or even look for a nostalgia in a past that she hasn't even lived-as seems to be one of the millennial trends nowadays-but find beauty in the mundane and the small details, the likes of which has been done as successfully by only a handful of her contemporaries in recent years. More

May 16, 2018

Snail Mail (aka Lindsey Jordan) is releasing her debut albumLush, on June 8 via Matador. Now she has shared another song from it, "Let's Find An Out." Listen to it below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

10 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Courtney Barnett, Hatchie, Snail Mail, and More

Plus Father John Misty, Jim James, Wooden Shjips, Amber Arcades, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 27, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week because we were kind of on vacation, so this week's post encompasses songs from the last two weeks. And that's just as well, because this week was light on new tracks, whereas last week was fairly strong (only three of our Top 10 are songs from this week). More

Apr 26, 2018

Snail Mail (aka Lindsey Jordan) is releasing her debut album, Lush, on June 8 via Matador. Now she has shared another song from it, "Heat Wave," via a video for the track that features her playing an unfair ice hockey game against several men. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, Gaz Coombes, Let’s Eat Grandma, Snail Mail, and More

Plus Okkervil River, The Go! Team, King Tuff (feat. Jenny Lewis), Hiss Golden Messenger, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 23, 2018

Last week we skipped Songs of the Week. Most of the music industry was in Austin for SXSW and thus few notable songs were shared last week, leaving us with not enough contenders to even put together a Top 5 we were truly excited about. So this week's Songs of the Week mainly covers this week, but has a few songs from last week, including the song that would've been our #1 last week if we'd done a list. Hence we have a Top 12 this week. More

Mar 21, 2018

Snail Mail (aka Lindsey Jordan) has been garnering growing attention since her 2016 EP Habit. The Baltimore musician has only recently graduated from high school, but she's now announced her debut album, Lush, and shared its first single, "Pristine." More

Belle and Sebastian Announce Summer U.S. Tour Dates, Japanese Breakfast and More to Support

Snail Mail, Perfume Genius, Men I Trust, and Frankie Cosmos Also to Support

Jan 22, 2018

Belle and Sebastian are releasing three interconnected EPs, all titled How to Solve Your Human Problems. How to Solve Your Human Problems Part 1 came out back on December 8, Part 2 came out January 19, and Part 3 is due out February 16.  More

SXSW Music 2018 Announces First Round of Artists

Shamir, The Weather Station, Marlon Williams, The Wedding Present, Snail Mail, and More on List

Oct 11, 2017

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the first round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2018.  More

Feb 08, 2017

Merchandise released a new album, A Corpse Wired For Sound, last fall via 4AD. Now they have shared a video for "Right Back to the Start." The band's own Carson Cox directed the video, in which he has a dream about women with the same spider tattoo on their wrists.  More



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Jun 08, 2018

Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan is victim of the music press's fixation with hyperbole.  More