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Snail Mail released LP ‘Lush’ (stream it), covered Coldplay at MHOW (pics, video)

Snail Mail‘s debut album, Lush, was released today via Matador, and the full album delivers on the promise shown by the great singles “Pristine” and “Heat Wave.” Each of the album’s ten tracks showcases Lindsey Jordan’s strong ability for crafting sharp, earworm indie rock melodies, and she balances this with heavily personal lyrics about love and uncertainty. You can stream the album in full below.

Lindsey and her backing band played a record release show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (6/7) as part of the Northside Festival. In addition to her own songs, Snail Mail also performed a cover of Coldplay’s “Speed of Sound” (from 2005 album X&Y). It’s a wonderful cover, as Snail Mail’s version swaps expansive pianos heard in the original for light guitar arpeggios. This cover might not come as a surprise to some, as Lindsey has even compared some songs from Lush to Coldplay in interviews. You can view pictures from the show in the gallery above, and view a clip of the Coldplay cover below.

Openers for Snail Mail at the MHOW show was psych-folk duo Lionlimb, and Montreal jangle pop outfit Corridor, the latter of which we didn’t get to photograph, but who will play BrooklynVegan’s Northside showcase at Elsewhere on Saturday (6/9). Tickets are nearly sold out but we will also take limited Northside badges.

Snail Mail are currently on tour, and will return to NYC in September to open for Alvvays at Warsaw on September 27 & 28 with Hatchie also on the bill (tickets). They’ll also be in NYC next year as part of the all-Matador triple bill of Car Seat Headrest and headliners Interpol at Madison Square Garden on February 16. Tickets go on sale next Friday (6/15), with a BrooklynVegan presale starting Thursday (6/14). Check back Thursday morning for the presale password. All updated dates are listed below.

Snail Mail – 2018/2019 Tour Dates
JUN 09 Asbury Park Brewing Asbury Park, NJ
JUN 12 Black Cat Washington, DC
JUN 13 Cattivo Pittsburgh, PA
JUN 14 Velvet Underground Toronto, Canada
JUN 15 Deluxx Fluxx Detroit, MI
JUN 16 Subterranean Chicago, IL
JUN 17 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
JUN 18 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
JUN 20 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
JUN 22 Funky Taco Boise, ID
JUN 23 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
JUN 24 The Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, Canada
JUN 25 Holocene Portland, OR
JUN 27 Starline Social Club Oakland, CA
JUN 28 Swedish American Hall San Francisco, CA
JUN 29 The Cellar Door Visalia, CA
JUN 30 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
JUL 01 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
JUL 03 Pub Rock Live Scottsdale, AZ
JUL 05 Barracuda Austin, TX
JUL 06 Three Links Deep Ellum Dallas, TX
JUL 07 George’s Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, AR
JUL 08 High Watt Nashville, TN
JUL 09 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
JUL 10 The Pinhook Durham, NC
JUL 11 Strange Matter Richmond, VA
JUL 12 Parkway Theatre Baltimore, MD
JUL 14 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
JUL 15 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
JUL 16 l’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle Montreal, Canada
JUL 17 ArtsRiot Burlington, VT
JUL 24 Ace of Cups Columbus, OH
JUL 25 Zanzabar Louisville, KY
JUL 26 The Bishop Bloomington, IN
JUL 27 Pyramid Scheme Grand Rapids, MI
JUL 28 Wicker Park Festival Chicago, IL
JUL 29 Beachland Ballroom & Tavern Cleveland, OH
AUG 17 Green Man Festival Cardiff, United Kingdom
AUG 20 Antwerp OLT Antwerp, Belgium
AUG 21 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
AUG 22 Conges Annules Luxembourg, Luxembourg
AUG 23 Café Bad Bonn Düdingen, Switzerland
AUG 28 Perfect Sounds Forever Bergen, Norway
AUG 31 Misty Fields Festival Heusden, Netherlands
SEP 01 Golden Leaves Festival 2018 Darmstadt, Germany
SEP 02 End Of The Road Festival Salisbury, United Kingdom
SEP 27 Warsaw Brooklyn, NY
SEP 28 Warsaw Brooklyn, NY
OCT 21 Hare & Hounds Birmingham, United Kingdom
OCT 22 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, United Kingdom
OCT 23 The Hug and Pint Glasgow, United Kingdom
OCT 24 NOW WAVE Manchester, United Kingdom
OCT 25 The Dome, Tufnell Park London, United Kingdom
OCT 29 Bodega Nottingham, United Kingdom
OCT 30 Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar Brighton, United Kingdom
OCT 31 Thekla Bristol, United Kingdom
NOV 05 Blue Shell Cologne, Germany
NOV 06 Molotow Sky Bar Hamburg-Nord, Germany
NOV 07 Badehaus Szimpla Berlin-Altglienicke, Germany
NOV 08 Iceland Airwaves Reykjavik, Iceland
NOV 09 Iceland Airwaves Reykjavik, Iceland
NOV 10 Iceland Airwaves Reykjavik, Iceland
NOV 11 Sonic City 2018 Kortrijk, Belgium
DEC 07 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada
DEC 08 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada
FEB 16 Madison Square Garden New York, NY

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