7/11: Snail Mail with Bonny Doon at Strange Matter
929 W Grace St, Richmond, VA, 23220
SNAIL MAIL (Baltimore, Matador)
BONNY DOON (Detroit, Woodsist)
+ 1 TBA
Wednesday July 11th, 2018
8PM Doors // 9PM Sounds
$12 Advance // $14 Day of Show
Tickets On-sale: Friday 3/23 @ 10am: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1666411
After playing to a sold out crowd at Cap Ale with Beach Fossils, finally SNAIL MAIL is doing a proper headlining show here at Strange Matter and we couldn't be more thrilled! Teenage prodigt Lindsey Jordan from Baltimore was once a guitar student under Mary Timony, has toured with the aforementioned act as well as Waxahatchee, Girlpool and Priests and just announced that her project Snail Mail has signed with the legendary Matador Records! They'll be joined on tour by Detroit and Woodsist Records' own BONNY DOON. With releases on Salinas and the upcoming debut on Woodsist, this act can't get out of our heads with strong nods to Neil Young, Silver Jews and label heads WOODS. Ticket on-sale Friday 3/23 which is also the day Bonny Dune drops their new album!
SNAIL MAIL: SNAIL MAIL, the moniker of 18-year-old Lindsey Jordan, will release its full-length debut in 2018, following the 2016 release of its introductory EP, Habit. The Baltimore singer, songwriter, and guitar prodigy is the latest addition to the renowned Matador Records roster, having bowled them over with her powerhouse vocals, preternaturally wise lyrics, and mind-bogglingly technical compositions.
Snail Mail?s Habit EP was quickly noticed by both national press outlets and touring bands alike, landing Jordan the kind of attention that most of Mary Timony?s guitar students (yes, for real, she?s been classically trained for over thirteen years AND studied under fellow Matador guitar wiz Timony, while also juggling hockey practice) can only dream of?a New York Times Sunday Arts cover, a Pitchfork Rising feature, a FADER Gen F feature, a spotlight in V Magazine, and tours with Girlpool, Priests, and Waxahatchee.
BONNY DOON: BONNY DOON emerged in 2014, its four members pivoting away from their punk origins to create something restrained and steeped in contemplation. Songwriters Bill Lennox and Bobby Colombo expanded their ongoing collaboration to include drummer Jake Kmiecik and bassist Joshua Brooks. From there Bonny Doon took form, developing a sound indebted as much to musical touchstones like Neil Young and the Silver Jews as it was to the emotional landscapes of their always changing hometown of Detroit.
The group recorded what became a self-titled 7? in the summer of 2014, tracked by Fred Thomas in his living room. A tape of 4-track demos, ?Classical Days and Jazzy Nights,? followed in 2015, before reenlisting Thomas to record their texturally dense debut LP, which melded their penchant for time-honored songcraft with production heavy on tape-delay and glowing, roomy sonics. The album was released on Salinas in early 2017, as the band was already deep into work on material for a follow-up. Working in a studio for the first time, they captured a more spare and vulnerable sound and signed on with Woodsist to release the resultant album, Longwave.