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Lindsey Jordan is so talented and Habit is a perfect E.P. isn't it?

Looking forward for the album..

nostormo, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:19 (two months ago) Permalink

I big upped them on the emo thread. they are the future iirc

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:22 (two months ago) Permalink

apparently mary timony is her guitar teacher haha

adam, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Are they emo?

Because most of that genre seems generic to me, and Snail Mail are far from generic imo.

I see them more as a part of the 90's female indie revival going on lately (Girlpool,Charly bliss etc..).

nostormo, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:27 (two months ago) Permalink

idk if they're emo per se but i wouldn't bat my eyes at them being included in a rolling thread that also includes cayetana and etc.

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Anyways, her peculiar voice and melancholic songwriting makes me thing of Galaxie 500 and slowcore bands

nostormo, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:33 (two months ago) Permalink

i think this band is just all right, the songs uniformly have a really sleepy pulse and the drummer being not very good is extremely distracting

a lot of potential regardless, i'll be listening to the album

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:34 (two months ago) Permalink

slowcore is a good analogue, "static buzz" gives me an early rhp vibe

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Red hot chilli peppers lol?
I hear ya but I think the unprofessional instrument playing is part of their charm

nostormo, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Red house painters i see..

nostormo, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:40 (two months ago) Permalink

I hear ya but I think the unprofessional instrument playing is part of their charm

people tell me this all the time, i'm unconvinced

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:44 (two months ago) Permalink

as a not-very-good drummer myself i'm perhaps distracted bc i'm recognizing my own limitations

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:44 (two months ago) Permalink

dang, they just opened for Girlpool but I went late because two opening acts is one too many

geoffreyess, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:21 (two months ago) Permalink

they were great opening for Priests. way better than on record.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Snail Mail rules. Happy to see this thread - my friend said the intro of "Thinning" reminded him of Cranberries, which I can kinda see..

Unchanging Window (Ross), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 01:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Saw them a month ago. She's a great guitarist, though at the show it was pretty much all chordal/rhythm playing. I haven't listened to the EP (or don't remember), but I was kind of disappointed with the show. I didn't hear the songs. Maybe this type of songwriting scratches an itch I just don't have because everyone else was enraptured. It was so cool - sold out club show opening for Frankie Cosmos (boring) - a lot of people were there to see Snail Mail and LJ seemed very humbled and energized by the whole thing. She jumped off her amp. It was great. Keep in mind she was born in 2000. I look forward to their next record.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 01:42 (two months ago) Permalink

a nice interview by Jenn Pelly from March: http://pitchfork.com/features/rising/10027-snail-mails-lindsey-jordan-is-the-wisest-teenage-indie-rocker-we-know/

flappy bird, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 01:47 (two months ago) Permalink

http://www.thefader.com/2017/05/05/mary-timony-helium-dc-rock-guide

Sail Mail are in this with the details on Timony teaching her.

I agree with the below from Br-dNelson--
i think this band is just all right, the songs uniformly have a really sleepy pulse and the drummer being not very good is extremely distracting

a lot of potential regardless, i'll be listening to the album

curmudgeon, Thursday, 15 June 2017 03:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh, Pitchfork article has the Timony stuff too.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 15 June 2017 03:42 (two months ago) Permalink

i think they improved their playing skills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaOTtf3Lk4w

nostormo, Saturday, 17 June 2017 05:47 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah idk Brad they're all great players. the session above sounds great

flappy bird, Saturday, 17 June 2017 05:50 (two months ago) Permalink


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