I’m starting a new thing here: going to have weekly music recommendations! So, to kick things off, I’m starting with Snowden, from Atlanta GA (peace up, A-town down!). I downloaded the album on a complete whim, a week and-a-half later it was still, pretty much, all I was listening to. Really impressive stuff, here! They’ve got some cool videos, too.
Their name may come from Joseph Heller’s famously satirical Catch-22, and their record may be called Anti-Anti, but Snowden’s full-length debut is as flat-out passionate as you used to expect from Jade Tree. The title track is the manifesto, unabashedly enjoying its catchy/dumb intro and guitar smolder in a way that pleasantly betrays its origins far from the potentially stultifying self-consciousness of the only city that really matters, even as it bitterly mocks your “fashion drugs” and too-cool silence. “One time we believed, but now it’s passing and cliché,” Jeffares’ deep voice tells me, “And she’ll say anything to make you move again.” Fuzz-bass-smoked “Between the Rent and Me” cuts closer: “What do you think I am/ Or do you think at all?”
Quoted from Pitchfork