Silver Snakes Announce Dates with Sainthood Reps
Tour with Defeater/Hundredth/Rotting Out Begins This Week
Catch Them at The Fest 11 on October 26
Pictures of a Floating World LP Out Now on Vinyl Via Animal Style Records
Los Angeles’ Silver Snakes will be heading out on a co-headline tour with Sainthood Reps dates starting October 19 in Philadelphia and running through October 25 in Jacksonville, FL. The band begins dates with Defeater, Hundredth and Rotting Out later this week.
Silver Snakes’ new LP Pictures of a Floating World is out now on multi-colored vinyl via Animal Style Records. The LP (also available on CD and digitally via Siren Records) was produced by Steve Choi of Rx Bandits and engineered and mixed by Roger Camero of No Motiv. The vinyl release includes a digital download code, and exclusive digital single “Old Light” featuring 2 brand new tracks produced by Silver Snakes’ vocalist/guitarist, Alex Estrada, whose previous recording credits include Touche’ Amore, Joyce Manor, and Nails.
Silver Snakes will also join this year’s version of The Fest in Gainesville, FL alongside Lagwagon, Braid, and La Dispute.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
8/31 Chain Reaction- Anaheim, CA (w/ Hundredth, Defeater, Rotting Out, Blacklisted)
9/01 Chain Reaction- Anaheim, CA (w/ Hundredth, Defeater, Rotting Out, Blacklisted)
9/04 The Cobalt Cafe Canoga Park, CA (w/ Defeater, Hundredth, Rotting Out)
9/05 Rock City- Camarillo, CA (w/ Defeater, Hundredth, Rotting Out)
9/ 06 The CYC Fresno, CA (w/ Defeater, Hundredth, Rotting Out)
9/07 924 Gilman- Berkeley, CA (w/ Hundredth, Defeater, Rotting Out)
10/17 FUBAR St Louis, MO
10/18 Frankies Toledo, OH Sainthood Reps / Silver Snakes
10/19/12 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
10/20/12 Amityville, NY @ Ollies Point
10/21/12 Newark, DE @ Mojo Main
10/22/12 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
10/23/12 Summerville, SC @ 50 Yard Line
10/24/12 Orlando, FL @ TBA
10/25/12 Jacksonville, FL @ Phoenix Taproom
10/26 Fest 11 Gainesville, FL
Silver Snakes Bio:
We’re in uncharted territory right now — when any group of kids with a pair of Ray Bans, sporting tank tops emblazoned with big neon writing, and musical touchstones that go back no further than Blink 182 is now considered a punk band.
It’s more than a little refreshing then that the guys in the LA-based group SILVER SNAKES can not only name check bands like AT THE DRIVE and QUICKSAND as musical influences, but can actually play songs that would fit quite nicely in a crate of vinyl alongside those same bands at any point in the early 90’s.
Officially christened in 2010, the band’s origin story goes back years earlier when frontman/guitarist Alex Estrada began writing many of the songs that would make it on their debut while still a member of the band CATHEDRALS. Having pulled in drummer Daniel Pouliot, guitarist Jeremiah Bignell and bassist Mike Trujillo to join his new crew, the foursome took to task building up a collection of catchy post-hardcore songs that manage to pay just as much attention to the lyrics as they do to the blissfully steady guitars and rhythm section.
With the songs that would eventually make it onto Pictures of a Floating World close to complete, the group called on genre veterans and fellow musicians Steve Choi of RX BANDITS to produce the record and Roger Camero of NO MOTIV to mix and engineer the tracks. The album built a steady amount of buzz thanks to constant touring and undeniably great songs. So much so that the tastemakers at the influential indie label Animal Style Records are set to rerelease Pictures of a Floating World on a limited run of colored vinyl. The label is also digitally releasing two new singles “Loom” and “Circles” as Old Light.
The result, not to get too crazy with superlative statements here, manages to remind us that punk rock – regardless of what prefix or suffix you put next to it – is much more than trendy haircuts and gimmicky songs, but a legitimate movement that helped to define a generation fed up with being ignored. The lads in SILVER SNAKES, it appears, are picking up that frayed, spray painted flag for yet another generation. Don’t believe me? Check them out for yourself: they’ll be playing a series of shows with Aeges this summer, along with sets at the Sound & Fury and The Fest.