Snail Mail Announces “Valentine Demos” EP due November 3rd via Matador

September 16, 2023
Credit: Lindsay Thomaston

Snail Mail Announces “Valentine Demos” EP due November 3rd via Matador

Marking the two year anniversary of the release of her critically acclaimed album ‘Valentine’, Snail Mail (Lindsey Jordan) will put out ‘Valentine Demos’ EP on November 3rd digitally and on vinyl. Pre-order HERE. Consisting of four early stripped-down recordings of songs from the 2021 album including the previously shared “Adore You” (a working title for “Valentine”), it also features the previously unreleased song “Easy Thing”.

Snail Mail delivers this truly fragile and intimate creation, raw, touching and ready to mesmerize.

Jordan says: “Without further ado, here are the demo versions of some of the songs that would become integral to the making of Valentine. A little over three years ago, holed up at my parents’ house in Maryland, with just a minilogue synth, an interface, a mic, and a guitar, I started working on writing my second full length record. I prefer some of the demos to what actually came out on the record because of how intimate and solitary the process was. You can kind of hear me crying in one of them. Maybe two actually haha.”

2023 has seen Snail Mail tour North America and Europe and perform at festivals including Coachella, Rock En Seine, Lowlands, Green Man, and All Points East with HAIM. Of the latter Evening Standard said, “Snail Mail brought her wry snarl to the main stage, thrashing straight through a quick-fire set of favourites”. The band will end the year with a run of shows in Japan in December. A full list of upcoming dates can be found below.

‘Valentine’, the second album from Snail Mail, was featured prominently in best of the year roundups from New York Times, Vogue, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and many others. It was described as “… exquisite (…) dazzlingly sharp and passionate” (Pitchfork ‘Best New Music’), “remarkable second album (…) alive with such crackling and revelatory emotion” (The New York Times), “a truly satisfying album of 10 perfectly crafted tracks” (the i) and “doesn’t so much touch you as it does completely eviscerate you” (Crack). On release, ‘Valentine’ landed at #1 on the Billboard Emerging Artist Chart and #61 in the Billboard Top 200 in the US, and entered the Top 40 album charts in the UK and Australia. 


1. Automate (Demo)

2. c. et al. (Demo)

3. Headlock (Demo)

4. Easy Thing (Demo)

5. Adore You (Valentine Demo)


Sep 16 – Cincinnati, OH, The National Homecoming Festival

Dec 4 – Osaka, Japan, Club Quattro

Dec 5 – Nagoya, Japan, Club Quattro

Dec 6 – Shibuya, Japan, Spotify O-East (SOLD OUT)

Dec 7 – Shibuya, Japan, WWW X

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