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Snail Mail Releases New Single & Live Video ‘Madonna’- New Album ‘Valentine’ out November 5th via Matador Records

October 29, 2021
credit: Tina Tyrell

SNAIL MAIL SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘MADONNA’
WATCH LIVE PERFOMANCE VIDEO
 
NEW ALBUM VALENTINE OUT NOVEMBER 5 VIA MATADOR
 
2021/2022 UK, EU & NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Snail Mail (Lindsey Jordan) has released ‘Madonna’, the third preview from her forthcoming new album Valentine which is out November 5 via Matador. Watch a video of Snail Mail performing the song live, filmed at the Armour-Stiner Octagon House in New York, HERE. The album version is available to listen to HERE.
 
Lindsey says, “I am excited to share this one! In summation it’s about why love can’t exist between a person and a concept of a person. Remove the pedestal and you might realize there was never anything there at all.”

‘Madonna’, follows the previously released ‘Ben Franklin’, and the album’s title track, ‘Valentine’. Both singles received widespread critical praise with The Times calling the latter “… a fantastically fun, Eighties-tinged synth-pop belter from the American indie cult star (…) She doesn’t sound hugely bothered about splitting up with a lover on this zinger of a tune”. ‘Valentine’ was called described by The Guardian as having “a wrecking ball of a chorus”, and the Evening Standard called it ​​“worth the wait”.
 
Snail Mail will be playing UK, European and US tour dates in 2021-2022. The UK leg kicks off February 18 at Manchester Academy 2, before visiting Glasgow and Bristol and culminating at O2 Kentish Town Forum in London on February 23. A full list of upcoming tour dates can be found below. Tickets are available on https://www.snailmail.band/
 
A hugely anticipated follow-up, Valentine was written and produced by 22-year-old Lindsey Jordan and co-produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee). Written in 2019-2020 the album is filled with romance, heartbreak, blood, sweat and tears. But Valentine is poised and self-possessed, channelling its anger and dejection into empowering revenge fantasies and rewriting the narrative of its own fate. Stitched throughout it is the melodrama and the camp Jordan so deftly utilizes to offset her pain. The sonic leap forward can be heard from the first moments of the title track – the whispered voice and eerie sci-fi synths erupting into a full-on stadium-sized adrenaline-rush of a chorus. From there it’s all go – with digitized electronic inflected anthems, swooning baroque FM rockers, smoldering slow-jam R&B and some of the most gorgeous and heart-rending finger-picked guitar ballads this side of Elliott Smith. The star of the show however is Lindsey’s voice – no longer the prodigal wunderkind, her vocals and words are rawer, deeper, snarlier and more feeling than ever before.

Valentine is the follow up to Snail Mail’s first full length, Lush. Her debut, written at just 17, turned the world on to an alarming talent. “Lindsey Jordan is arguably alt-rock’s most exciting new name,” said The Sunday TimesThe Observer noted her “powerfully evocative vocals”, NME referred to Jordan as “… the next-great American songwriter”, and MTV UK called her “the next generation of indie-rock”.  The album was described alternately as “… the slow-burning rock album of summer” (i-D), “Capturing early adulthood in all its messy splendor” (Crack) and “A treat” (Stylist). Lush was named one of the Albums of the Year by BBC Arts & Entertainment, The Guardian, NME, Line Of Best Fit, Crack, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and many more, selling 200,000 units and spurring US, UK and EU tour sellouts. She became a breakout star and was included in Billboard’s 21 under 21 along with Billie Eilish, Khalid and more. Known in equal measures for her masterful guitar playing and her songwriting gravitas, The New York Times called Jordan “an innovator, creating fresh expectations for what a complex artistic statement from a young voice can sound like today.” With Valentine, Snail Mail delivers on all of that promise.

Witnessing Snail Mail perform live will leave you in awe. As present in the recorded material and captured live, Snail Mail brings this fearlessness into the centre of the creation by dropping the guard and allowing this pure intimacy to shine, that intimacy and honest trait simply explode once more the elements fade out and once again the attention fixates on the lyrics and the impressive, powerful delivery.

VALENTINE TRACK LISTING

1. Valentine
2. Ben Franklin
3. Headlock
4. Light Blue
5. Forever (Sailing)
6. Madonna
7. c. et. al.
8. Glory
9. Automate
10. Mia

2021
Sat Nov 27 2021 – Richmond VA @ The National*
Sun Nov 28 2021 – Charlotte NC @ Neighborhood Theatre*
Tue Nov 30 2021 – Orlando FL @ The Beacham Theater*
Wed Dec 1 2021 – Tampa FL @ The Ritz Ybor*
Fri Dec 3 2021 – Birmingham AL @ Saturn*
Sat Dec 4 2021 – Knoxville TN @ The Mill & Mine*
Sun Dec 5 2021 – Louisville KY @ Headliners Music Hall*
Tue Dec 7 2021 – Milwaukee WI @ Turner Hall*
Wed Dec 8 2021 – Madison WI @ Majestic Theatre*
Fri Dec 10 2021 – St Louis MO @ The Pageant*
Sat Dec 11 2021 – Bloomington IL @ The Castle Theatre*
Sun Dec 12 2021 – Columbus OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre*
Mon Dec 13 2021 – Detroit MI @ Majestic Theatre*
Wed Dec 15 2021 – Millvale PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre*
Thu Dec 16 2021 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place*
Fri Dec 17 2021 – Providence RI @ Fete Music Hall*
Sat Dec 18 2021 – Asbury Park NJ @ The Stone Pony*
Sun Dec 19 2021 – Norfolk VA @ The NorVa*
Tue Dec 21 2021 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore*

2022
Fri Feb 18 2022 – Manchester UK @ Manchester Academy 2
Sun Feb 20 2022 – Glasgow UK @ QMU
Tue Feb 22 2022 – Bristol UK @ SWX
Wed Feb 23 2022 – London UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
Fri Feb 25 2022 – Paris FR @ Le Trabendo
Sat Feb 26 2022 – Lyon FR @ Epicerie Moderne
Sun Feb 27 2022 – Bologna IT @ Locomotiv
Mon Feb 28 2022 – Milan IT @ Magnolia
Wed Mar 2 2022 – Zürich CH @ Bogen F
Thu Mar 3 2022 – Munich DE @ Ampere
Fri Mar 4 2022 – Dresden DE @ Groovestation
Sun Mar 6 2022 – Copenhagen DK @ Loppen
Mon Mar 7 2022 – Gothenburg SE @ Oceanen
Tue Mar 8 2022 – Oslo NO @ Parkteatret
Thu Mar 10 2022 – Stockholm SE @ Slaktkyrkan
Sat Mar 12 2022 – Berlin DE @ Columbia Theater
Sun Mar 13 2022 – Hamburg DE @ Knust
Mon Mar 14 2022 – Brussels          BE @ AB Ballroom
Tue Mar 15 2022 – Cologne DE @ Gebäude 9
Wed Mar 16 2022 – Amsterdam NL @ Paradiso Noord
Tue Apr 5 2022 – Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer#
Wed Apr 6 2022 – Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer#
Thu Apr 7 2022 – Brooklyn NY @ Kings Theatre#
Fri Apr 8 2022 – Boston MA @ Royale#
Sat April 9 2022 – Montreal QC @ Club Soda#
Mon Apr 11 2022 – Toronto ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre#
Tue Apr 12 2022 – Cleveland OH @ Agora Theatre#
Thu Apr 14 2022 – Chicago IL @ Riviera Theatre#
Fri Apr 15 2022 – Minneapolis MN @ First Avenue#
Sat Apr 16 2022 – Lawrence KS @ Liberty Hall#
Sun Apr 17 2022 – Denver CO @ Ogden Theater#
Wed Apr 20 2022 – Seattle WA @ Moore Theatre^
Thu Apr 21 2022 – Vancouver BC @ Vogue Theatre^
Fri Apr 22 2022 – Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom^
Sat Apr 23 2022 – Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom^
Sun Apr 24 2022 – Oakland CA @ Fox Theater^
Wed Apr 27 2022 – Los Angeles CA @ Hollywood Palladium^
Thu Apr 28 2022 – San Diego CA @ The Observatory North Park^
Fri Apr 29 2022 – Mesa AZ @ The Nile^
Sat Apr 30 2022 – Santa Fe NM @ Meow Wolf^
Mon May 2 2022 – Austin TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater^
Tue May 3 2022 – Dallas TX @The Factory Studio^
Thu May 5 2022 – Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven Stage^
Fri May 6 2022 – Asheville NC @ The Orange Peel^
Sat May 7 2022 – Carrboro NC @ Cat’s Cradle^
Sun May 8 2022 – Nashville TN @ Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville^

TOUR DATES:
* w/ Spencer and Hotline TNT
# w/ Joy Again
+ w/ The Goon Sax

https://snailmailbaltimore.bandcamp.com/releases


 

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