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Snail Mail Announces New March 2018 Dates




Snail Mail announced today new dates with London natives Shame, in Houston, New Orleans, and along the East Coast this upcoming March. Tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am EST. This tour follows an opening slot for Ex Hex in December, and Midwestern/Canadian dates early in 2018 with Lomelda and Ought, all of which are on sale now.

Friday, March 16, 2018 Walter’s Downtown, Houston TX *
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Hi Ho Lounge, New Orleans LA *
Sunday, March 18, 2018 The Masquerade, Atlanta GA *
Monday, March 19, 2018 The Mothlight, Asheville NC *
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC *
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Ottobar, Baltimore MD *

* w/ Shame


Previously Announced:
Saturday, December 30, 2017 Black Cat, Washington D.C. !
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Big Room Bar, Columbus OH ^
Saturday, January 20, 2018 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Monday, January 22, 2018 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH ^
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 The Smiling Buddha, Toronto ON ^
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 The Loft at the Chanticleer, Ithaca NY ^
Thursday, January 25, 2018 The Great Scott, Allston MA ^
Friday, January 26, 2018 Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY ^
Saturday, January 27, 2018 PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA ^
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC #
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Off Broadway, St. Louis MO #
Sunday, March 11, 2018 The Riot Room, Kansas City MO #

! w/ Ex Hex
^ w/ Lomelda
# w/ Ought

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Snail Mail - Winter 2018 Tour Dates


Fresh off a North American tour with Beach Fossils, Snail Mail has announced a string of Winter dates, the first of what will be a very big 2018 for the group. The tour includes support from Lomelda on several shows, and a few dates with Montreal natives Ought. Tickets are on sale this Friday at 10am EST.

Thursday, January 18, 2018 Big Room Bar, Columbus OH ^
Saturday, January 20, 2018 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Monday, January 22, 2018 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH ^
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 The Smiling Buddha, Toronto ON ^
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 The Loft at the Chanticleer, Ithaca NY ^
Thursday, January 25, 2018 The Great Scott, Allston MA ^
Friday, January 26, 2018 Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY ^
Saturday, January 27, 2018 PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA ^
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC #
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Off Broadway, St. Louis MO #
Sunday, March 11, 2018 The Riot Room, Kansas City MO #

^ w/ Lomelda
# w/ Ought


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Snail Mail Signs To Matador, Watch Tiny Desk Session


(photo by Bryan Regan)

Brooklyn-via-Baltimore singer /songwriter/guitar prodigy Lindsey Jordan aka Snail Mail is the latest addition to the Matador Records roster.  Snail Mail will release a full-length album in 2018, following Sister Polygon's 2017 12" reissue of the of the introductory cassette, 'Habit'.  Snail Mail’s NPR Tiny Desk concert premiered this morning, and might provide a hint or several why press, musical peers (including but not limited to Waxahatchee, Priests and Girlpool), and yeah, record labels have taken so much interest in a short spell..

(prior praise for 'Habit')





“There’s no grandstanding here, no attempts at hiding how truly confusing it is to be young and feel like the world is simultaneously infinite and hopeless. Perhaps that is why Snail Mail sound so alive despite much tangible optimism: there’s no person behind a curtain, the ugly resides in reality." - Quinn Moreland, Pitchfork

“Jordan has a voice that only comes along every now and then … she is able to fit a universe of emotion into a single turn of phrase without any vocal affectation … whether she’s muttering or shouting, you feel the heartbreak, the frustration, the joy that came with writing these lyrics” -Stereogum


 
"a minimalist swirl of drowsy tempos, unassumingly meticulous guitar parts, and the sort of entry-level existentialism that’s too pure to be pretentious.”  - Patrick D. McDermott, The Fader

Snail Mail on tour:
Wed October 11 The Met Pawtucket, RI *
Thu October 12 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA *
Fri October 13 Montreal, QC *
Sat October 14 Lee's Palace Toronto, ON *
Sun October 15 Loving Touch Ferndale, MI *
Mon October 16 The Bishop Bloomington, IN
Tue October 17 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL *
Wed October 18 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN *
Thu October 19 Reverb Omaha, NE
Fri October 20 Cafe Berlin Columbia, MO
Sat October 21 Exit/In Nashville, TN *
Sun October 22 The Masquerade Purgatory Atlanta, GA *
Tue October 24 9:30 Club Washington, DC *
Wed October 25 Capital Ale House Richmond, VA *
Fri October 27 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA *
Sat October 28 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY *

* w/ Beach Fossils & Raener

In other Snail Mail news, NPR released a Tiny Desk session featuring two songs you might recognize from Habit ("Slug" and "Thinning") as well as a new song...



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