Snail Mail Debuts Video For “Ben Franklin”

Snail Mail Debuts Video For "Ben Franklin." The track is off the Matador recording artist's forthcoming release Valentine, out November 5th
Snail Mail Debuts Video For "Ben Franklin"

After announcing her new album Valentine, will drop on November 5, via Matador Records, Snail Mail AKA: Lindsey Jordan, has shared a new single “Ben Franklin,” along with a companion music video directed by Josh Coll. Snail Mail will be playing UK, European and North American tour dates in 2021-2022. A full list of upcoming tour dates can be found below.

“Ben Franklin” sees drum machine and synths enveloping Jordan’s raw and sneering yet vulnerable vocals: Got money, I don’t care about sex / You knew how i’d take it / You brought her to flex. “I wanted to sonically and lyrically get out of my comfort zone with Ben Franklin”, Jordan says. “It felt only right that the visual accompaniment should include dancing in front of a camera and holding a 10 foot snake close to my face.”

Valentine was written and produced by 22-year-old Lindsey Jordan and co-produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee) 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.

Snail Mail
Valentine
Track List
Matador Records

Valentine
Ben Franklin
Headlock
Light Blue
Forever (Sailing)
Madonna
c. et al.
Glory
Automate
Mia

Snail Mail
Live Dates

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^

*w/ Spencer & Hotline TNT

#w/ Joy Again

^w/ The Goon Sax

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