Snailbones go big on this latest single, bringing through those soulfully smooth indie post-punk noise rock vibes – alongside a string of lyrics and creativity that undoubtedly hit with a little more grit and attitude than the average offering. Snailbones is a PNW noise punk band, composed of guitarist Timothy Francis, bassist Kelly Minton and drummer Drew Owens. Formed in 2017 in Portland Oregon, the band played shows relentlessly until the pandemic hit.
Snailbones burst back onto the scene this year with a gorgeously nostalgic fusion of rock, post punk, and superb songwriting. These awesome four tracks are a quickly likable song, one that builds up from near-amazing rawness to something still organic yet fuller and notably infectious in its portrayal of certain ideas and melodies.
If you’re new to the band’s sound, this latest track makes for the perfect starting point. These four tracks are a release that successfully walks the line between melancholy and optimism, feeling cool and calm, serious yet rooted in musical expression; to the extent that it makes certain you’re swept away in the moment.
These four tracks are fourteen minutes of easy to enjoy musical vibes. To sit back and get into the energy of the song is a thing of its own – there’s plenty of space, which makes for an unusual and welcomed change among today’s musical soundscape, and all in all the performances and the production have been finely tuned so as to give off the best possible result. When you dig a little deeper though, or with each new listen, the song’s concept starts to shine through – a considerate leading character, pondering the world and their choices within it. A long-form melody allows the details of this and the scene-setting to pour through in a fully immersive and entertaining fashion.
The song’s video suits the mood of the track well, a flawlessly captured series of shots portray the underlying ideas and indeed the few artists in a captivating and fitting way. It’s easy to lose yourself in the story-line as the whole thing plays out. By the second and indeed third time you hear the song, the whole thing has a likable familiarity and a definite aura of recognizable identity; helping make it a slightly alternative pop hit, well-crafted for today’s world. There’s plenty of character to the release, and plenty of skill – a winning combination.