Los Angeles experimental rockers Silver Snakes will be on tour supporting HRVRD from July 16-21. The band’s latest release, Pictures of a Floating World is out now on Animal Style Records. The follow up The Year of the Snake will be out later this year.
Silver Snakes w/HRVRD (only on 7/16-7/21 dates)
July 16 Harlow’s Night Club Sacramento, CA
July 17 Elements Venue Bakersfield, CA
July 18 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
July 19 Jazzy’s Rock & Roll Grill St George, UT
July 21 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
About Silver Snakes:
We’re in uncharted territory right now — when any group of kids with a pair of Ray-Bans, sporting tank tops emblazoned with big neon writing, and musical touchstones that go back no further than Blink 182 is now considered a punk band.
It’s more than a little refreshing then that the guys in the LA-based group SILVER SNAKES can not only name check bands like AT THE DRIVE and QUICKSAND as musical influences, but can actually play songs that would fit quite nicely in a crate of vinyl alongside those same bands at any point in the early 90’s.
Officially christened in 2010, the band’s origin story goes back years earlier when frontman/guitarist Alex Estrada began writing many of the songs that would make it on their debut while still a member of the band CATHEDRALS. Having pulled in drummer Daniel Pouliot, guitarist Jeremiah Bignell and bassist Mike Trujillo to join his new crew, the foursome took to task building up a collection of catchy post-hardcore songs that manage to pay just as much attention to the lyrics as they do to the blissfully steady guitars and rhythm section.
With the songs that would eventually make it onto Pictures of a Floating World close to complete, the group called on genre veterans and fellow musicians Steve Choi of RX BANDITS to produce the record and Roger Camero of NO MOTIV to mix and engineer the tracks. The album built a steady amount of buzz thanks to constant touring and undeniably great songs. So much so that the tastemakers at the influential indie label Animal Style Records are set to rerelease Pictures of a Floating World on a limited run of colored vinyl. The label is also digitally releasing two new singles “Loom” and “Circles” as Old Light.
The result, not to get too crazy with superlative statements here, manages to remind us that punk rock – regardless of what prefix or suffix you put next to it – is much more than trendy haircuts and gimmicky songs, but a legitimate movement that helped to define a generation fed up with being ignored. The lads in SILVER SNAKES, it appears, are picking up that frayed, spray painted flag for yet another generation. Don’t believe me? Check them out for yourself: they’ll be playing a series of shows with Aeges this summer, along with sets at the Sound & Fury and The Fest.