Lush by Snail Mail on Matador Records

Snail Mail - Lush

MATADOR RECORDS

  • £16.99


Lindsey Jordan’s voice rises and falls with electricity throughout Lush, her debut full-length album as Snail Mail, spinning with bold excitement and new beginnings at every turn. 
 
Throughout Lush, Jordan’s clear and powerful voice, acute sense of pacing, and razor-sharp writing cut through the chaos and messiness of growing up: the passing trends, the awkward house parties, the sick-to-your-stomach crushes and the heart wrenching breakups. Jordan’s most masterful skill is in crafting tension, working with muted melodrama that builds and never quite breaks, stretching out over moody rockers and soft-burning hooks, making for visceral slow-releases that stick under the skin. 

Lush feels at times like an emotional rollercoaster, only fitting for Jordan’s explosive, dynamic personality.  Growing up in Baltimore suburb Ellicot City, Jordan began her classical guitar training at age five, and a decade later wrote her first audacious songs as Snail Mail.  Around that time, Jordan started frequenting local shows in Baltimore, where she formed close friendships within the local scene, the impetus for her to form a band.  By the time she was sixteen, she had already released her debut EP, Habit, on local punk label Sister Polygon Records. 

In the time that’s elapsed since Habit, Jordan has graduated high school, toured the country, opened for the likes of Girlpool and Waxahatchee, giving her time to reflect and refine her songwriting process by using tempered pacings and alternate tunings to create a jawdropping debut that's both thoughtful and cathartic.

Recorded with producer Jake Aron and engineer Johnny Schenke, with contributions from touring bandmates Ray Brown (drums) and Alex Bass (bass), Lush manages to sound cinematic, yet still perfectly homemade. 

 

TRACKLIST: 
  1. Intro 
  2. Pristine 
  3. Speaking Terms 
  4. Heat Wave 
  5. Stick 
  6. Let's Find An Out 
  7. Golden Dream 
  8. Full Control 
  9. Deep Sea 
  10. Anytime 

 

  • LP includes download code 

 

 


 

also available: 
Snail Mail - Habit   12" EP 
Snail Mail - Habit (Expanded Edition)   12" EP | CD EP
Snail Mail - Valentine   LP 

 

 


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