Snõõper Announces Debut Album

Snõõper have announced their debut album Super Snõõper. The Nashville band's debut album drops on July 14th via Third Man Records
Snõõper have announced their debut album Super Snõõper. The Nashville band's debut album drops on July 14th via Third Man Records

Snõõper have announced their debut album, Super Snõõper, will drop on July 14th via Third Man Records. Ahead of the release, the Nashville band have shared the lead single/video, “Pod.” Snõõper doesn’t play fast; they play at the speed of Snõõper. Formed in 2020 by vocalist/visual artist Blair Tramel and guitarist Connor Cummins, Snõõper’s initial 8-track recordings were released on DIY labels. Although not originally intended as a performance project, the duo brought these recordings to life with the additions of Cam Sarrett (drums), Happy Haugen (bass) and Ian Teeple (guitar). This spring, Snõõper will play a handful of shows in the south before embarking on an Australian tour.

“Snõõper are an adrenalized mix of mutant punk and garage rock, with a little twee and art rock in there as well, all thrown in a blender and set to puree” (Brooklyn Vegan). They are known for their raucous live show which integrates many different artistic mediums — music, video art, puppetry, assemblages, and more — to create a unique experience for each performance. The full band made its live debut in September 2021 and has been touring the world ever since, opening for the likes of Amyl and the Sniffers, Lil Ugly Mane, Snail Mail, and more.

Today’s single “Pod” is high octane, with Tramel at the wheel questioning “Big shot // Big shot // I got a question // Who sees // Who sees // Society’s infection.” The accompanying video, featuring collage art and claymation, was directed and animated by Owen Summers. Of “Pod,” Tramel explains: “‘Pod’ was written over the pandemic, when people only felt comfortable being around other members of their ‘pod.’ It’s wild to think about that as a concept in hindsight. When we formed our pods, however, our anxieties began to multiply and everything felt so extreme. Our pods confirmed and echoed our worst fears. Everything felt dark and all anyone could do was blame someone else for why we all felt so bad.”

Super Snõõper was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville. It follows EPs “Music For Spies” (2020), “Snõõper” (2021), and “Town Topic” (2022), as well as the live album LIVE AT EXIT​/​IN 11​-​23​-​22 released in February. Given the brief glimpses into Snõõper’s music from their 7”s, EPS, and thrilling live performances, one might wonder if the group could hold the line for a full album. The answer is an enthusiastic yes. In the words of Henry Rollins, “Speaking selfishly, I want Snõõper to hurry up and make another album. Super Snõõper is a really cool record.”

Super Snõõper
Third Man Records

1. Intro
2. Bed Bugs
3. Pod
4. Fitness
5. Powerball
6. Xerox
7. Fruit Fly
8. Inventory
9. Stretching 1 (vinyl only)
10. Stretching 2 (vinyl only)
11. Defect
12. Town Topic
13. Music For Spies
14. Microbe
15. Unable
16. Running

Snõõper 2023 Tour Dates

Fri. April 14 – Nashville, TN @ Soft Junk
Sat. April 15 – Murfreesboro, TN @ Hop Spring Brewery
Sun. April 23 – Knoxville, TN @ Mill & Mine *
Sun. May 7 – Nashville, TN @ Tennessee Brew Works
Fri. June 2 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
Sat. June 3 – Savannah, GA @ Dog Days Fest ^
Sun. June 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Sabbath ^
Mon. June 5 – Nashville, TN @ Soft Junk ^
Fri. June 16 – Gold Coast, AU @ Vinnies Dive Bar #
Sat. June 17 – Brisbane, AU @ The Bearded Lady #
Thu. June 22 – Wollongong, AU @ La La La’s
Fri. June 23 – Sydney, AU @ Oxford Art Factory #+
Sun. June 25 – Newcastle, AU @ Hamilton Station Hotel
Thu. June 29 – Canberra, AU @ Sideway Bar
Fri. June 30 – Melbourne, AU @ Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar
Sat. July 1 – Melbourne, AU @ Nighthawks %
Sun. July 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Mosswood Meltdown

* w/ Bikini Kill
^ w/ Prison Affair
# w/ Gee Tee
+ w/ RMFC
% w/ Parsnip

Pre-order Super Snõõper by Snõõper HERE


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