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Thursday, August 17

Snowden "Anti-Anti" Review

I've been a fan of Snowden ever since they released the track "Anti-Anti" last spring, and I've been highly anticipating the release of their debut LP by the same name. The band, who would best be described as post-shoegaze, hails from Atlanta, Georgia and is signed to Jade Tree Records. I was hooked by the band from listening to the echoing vocals, rich guitar line and amazing drum work of the song "Anti-Anti", and the rest of the album lives up to the high standard.

Snowden's formula for a song is simple. Wrap it in as much reverb and fuzzy guitar sounds as possible, add some pounding drums, and washed out vocals and play it with as much intensity as humanly possible. It's not something they sway from very often, but luckily for them it works brilliantly. "Black Eyes" is a great track and displays the best guitar work on the album. The soundscapes of "Stop Your Bleeding" recall the Cure for me, it's another major highlight of the album. If fuzzy guitars and shoegaze nostalgia are high on your list of turn-ons then this album is the one for you.

MP3 Snowden - Anti-Anti
MP3 Snowden - Black Eyes
MP3 Snowden - Stop Your Bleeding

Here's two remixes from the album. The Anti-Anti remix is really fun, but I'm not too much a fan of the Black Eyes mix.

MP3 Snowden - Anti-Anti (Jordan’s Stutter Remix)
MP3 Snowden - Black Eyes (Le Castle Vania Disco Remix)

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posted by Taylor, 8/17/2006 10:18:00 AM | link 2 comments

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Hey Taylor... thanks for the review! However, although Jordan started writing the music in Athens, Snowden resides in and claims Atlanta as its home.
They sound rather a lot like Interpol.. not bad stuff.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 8/22/2006 08:09:00 AM  

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