New Release: Snail Mail – Lush / Pristine

Credit: Michael Lavine

Snail Mail, aka 18 year-old Baltimore singer, songwriter and guitar prodigy Lindsey Jordan, has announced her debut album Lush, due for release June 8th

In addition, Jordan has unveiled her fantastic new track Pristine…

True to its title, it’s a gorgeous adolescent anthem of lush guitar riffs and arching vocals, culminating in the longing line: “Don’t you like me for me? Is there any feeling better than coming clean?”

Immediately noticeable is her clear, arching voice that perfectly captures the longing, hopefulness and disorientation of youth, as well as her distinct guitar style (she was classically trained since the age of 5, uses her own tunings and was incidentally tutored by fellow Matador artist Mary Timony of Helium). Her lyrics cut through the messiness of growing up with insight and humour: the trends, awkward house parties, sick-to-your-stomach crushes and heart wrenching breakups. The groundswell around her has been quick since the release of her debut EP, Habit, in 2016 at the age of sixteen on local Baltimore punk label Sister Polygon (run by members of the band Priests). In the time that’s elapsed, she’s graduated high school and toured the US, opening for the likes of Girlpool, Priests and Waxahatchee as well as selling out her own headline shows

Pristine is the first taster from Snail Mail’s forthcoming debut album Lush – 10 songs of crystalline guitar pop that are both cathartic and expansive enough to get lost in

Upcoming tour dates include…

4/04 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt %
04/05 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn %
04/06 – Orlando, FL @ The Abbey %
04/07 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar %
04/10 – Austin, TX @ The Scoot Inn %
04/11 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger %
04/13 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole %
04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/17 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre %
04/18 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing %
04/20 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic %
04/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/23 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room %
04/24 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf %
04/26 – Norman, OK @ Norman Music Festival
04/28 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In %
05/15 – London, UK @ Oslo Hackney
05/19 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
05/20 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
05/21 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
05/23 – Brussels, BE @ Witloof Bar
05/24 – Groningen, NE @ Vera
05/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling
06/05 – Portland, ME @ State Theater #
06/06 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall #
06/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/09 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewing
06/12 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat *
06/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *
06/14 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
06/15 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Flux *
06/16 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
06/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *
06/18 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews *
06/20 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
06/22 – Boise, ID @ Funky Taco *
06/23 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile *
06/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
06/25 – Portland, OR @ Holocene *
06/27 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club *
06/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall *
06/29 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door *
06/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater *
07/03 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live *
07/06 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
07/07 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s *
07/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *
07/10 – Durham, NC @ Pinhook *
07/11 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
07/12 – Baltimore, MD @ The Parkway Theater *
07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
07/15 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
07/16 – Montreal, QC @ L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle *
07/17 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot *
07/24 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups ^
07/25 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar ^
07/26 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop ^
07/27 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme ^
07/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern ^

% = w/ Japanese Breakfast
# = w/ Belle and Sebastian
* = w/ Bonny Doon
^ = w/ Long Beard