Seattle-based heavy psych trio Snail share a brand new music video for the opener »Mission From God« off their fifth full-length album, »Fractal Altar«, set to release tomorrow, April 30th, 2021 via Argonauta Records.
Concept by Snail.
Edited by Matt Lynch.
Drone surf footage by Kevin Spencer.
Video footage by Jennifer Hendrix-Johnson, Weston Radcliffe and Laura Chavez.
Psych art by Ella Lynch.
Courtesy of All Noir PR:
Heavy psych overlords Snail have announced the release of a brand new album – the band’s first record in six long years – due out on April 30, 2021 through Italy’s powerhouse label Argonauta Records!
»Fractal Altar« picks up where the last LP Feral left off – heavy, fuzzy melodic tunes with floating harmonies and lyrics that explore both inner and outer space. But this time, the band comes recharged and rejuvenated, enthusiastically triumphing over their dark side and reveling in their power trio roots. Six years in gestation, recording for »Fractal Altar« led all three original members Marty Dodson (drums), Mark Johnson (lead vocals and guitar) and Matt Lynch (bass and vocals) to convene their brotherhood in Inglewood to record at All Welcome Records. Since the members are spread out all over the West Coast ranging from Seattle to Los Angeles and San Diego, the proceedings took on the air of an astrological event. Snail in the studio is a celebration of both sonics and friendship, and after 30 years of playing together, it didn’t take long to lock in and feel the synergy ignite.
The advanced single »Nothing Left For You« back in May 2020 gave a first sneak peak of the fruits of Snail’s labors, showcasing faster driving rhythms and Stooges-style leads. Dropping the needle on the LP’s opening track »Mission From God«, the listener gets a nod to the Blues Brothers, while the song turns the line on its head with a hard rocking tune about going “far out” to bring back the psych knowledge for the less experienced masses. After ranging from poppy jangle to fuzzy singalongs and Camaro rocking proto-metal, the record closes with the title song, »Fractal Altar«, a nine minute sludge behemoth that will leave listeners renewed and satisfied that they sat down to commune with the elders.
»Fractal Altar« will be out on April 30th via Argonauta Records, and available as LP, CD, highly collectable bundles and digital formats.
Mark Johnson – Guitars, Lead Vocals
Matt Lynch – Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Marty Dodson – Drums