“Heat Wave” by Snail Mail

It’s hard to believe that Lindsey Jordan, recently graduated high school. Her debut album as Snail Mail, arrives on June 18th via Matador Records. Today, she is sharing her new video for album track “Heat Wave.” Snail Mail plays her next show on April 27th in Nashville, TN.

Growing up in Baltimore suburb Ellicot City, Jordan began her classical guitar training at age five, and a decade later wrote her first audacious songs as Snail Mail. Around that time, Jordan started frequenting local shows in Baltimore, where she formed close friendships within the local scene, the impetus for her to form a band. By the time she was sixteen, she had already released her debut EP, Habit, on local punk label Sister Polygon Records.

Snail Mail has opened for the likes of Girlpool and Waxahatchee as well as played headline shows, and participated in a round-table discussion for the New York Times about women in punk — giving her time to reflect and refine her songwriting process by using tempered pacings and alternate tunings to create a jawdropping debut both thoughtful and cathartic. Recorded with producer Jake Aron and engineer Johnny Schenke, with contributions from touring bandmates drummer Ray Brown and bassist Alex Bass.