Snõõper Debut Video For “Fitness”
Snõõper have shared their latest single/video, “Fitness,” from their forthcoming debut album, Super Snõõper, out July 14th on Third Man Records. The video — directed by vocalist Blair Tramel — showcases the puppetry used in their live performances. Almost all of the props and puppets in the video were made and reassembled by Tramel, and the video offers a glimpse of the playful mayhem that can be expected at one of their live shows.
Of “Fitness,” Tramel states: “‘Fitness’ was written just for fun without much thought, which is exactly the way I think working out should be. This song is about competition, doing things for the validation of others, and how ridiculous that can be. Before our first show, I made a paper mache weight to use during this song. It was our very first prop and the only prop we used for a while. ‘Fitness’ is a special song to us because it is still one of our most fun songs to play live.”
Snõõper is a band who, in a 33 ⅓ RPM world, make 45 RPM music they play at 78 RPM. They maintain super precise instrumentals and skillfully melodic vocals, even though they’re flooring it almost the entire time. Snõõper doesn’t play fast; they play at the speed of Snõõper. The project began in 2020 as a collaboration between local Nashville punk mainstay Connor Cummins (guitar) and Blair Tramel (vocals), an early education teacher with a sideline in wickedly funny animation and art. As their cassette tapes and homemade videos began to find scattered fans around the world, the duo brought the project to the live stage in late 2021 with the addition of Cam Sarrett (drums), Happy Haugen (bass), and Ian Teeple (guitar). Thus, Snõõper was born.
Their debut album, 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 this past February. Given the brief glimpses into Snõõper’s music from their 7”s, EPs,
Snõõper 2023 Tour Dates
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
Wed. July 5 – Vancouver, BC @ Green Auto
Fri. July 7 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Sat. July 8 – Seattle, WA @ Clock Out Lounge
Fri. Oct. 13 – Sun. Oct. 15 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
^ w/ Prison Affair
# w/ Gee Tee
+ w/ RMFC
% w/ Parsnip
Pre-order Super Snõõper HERE
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