Future Islands side project The Snails release Christmas song, releasing an album, playing shows (2 NYC gigs on sale)
Future Islands singer Samuel T. Herring and guitarist/bassist William Cashion have another band called The Snails. Back in 2013 they put out an EP called Worth The Wait, and this week they released the Christmas song "Snails Christmas (I Want A New Shell)." It definitely scratches a similar itch to their main band (just with more snail themes). Stream both below. As their bio points out, they're planning to release their debut album Songs From The Shoebox in March...
The Snails formed in Baltimore in the summer of 2008 to play a birthday party for Spank Rock. Originally just an Art Lord & the Self-Portriats cover band in snail costumes, the Snails slowly began writing their own material. In 2013, they released their debut EP, Worth The Wait, a 5-song gatefold double 7" on Friends Records. In March 2016, they will release their first full length album, Songs From The Shoebox.
Over the years, the band has featured members of Nuclear Power Pants, Wing Dam, Small Sur, Teeth Mountain, Lonnie Walker, Lower Dens, Wume, Trouble Knows Me, Peals, Showbiz, and Future Islands.
The Snails are not to be confused with the Philly ska band of the same name who are opening for The Slackers at Irving Plaza on 12/19 and Slackers' Vic Ruggiero's solo show at Grand Victory on 12/30.
The Snails -- 2016 Tour Dates
03-04 Philadelphia, PA - Kungfu Necktie
03-05 Burlington, VA - Signal Kitchen
03-06 Portland, ME - Space
03-08 Providence, RI - AS220
03-09 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
03-10 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
03-11 Washington, DC - Comet Pizza and Ping Pong
03-12 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
03-13 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
03-15 Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge
03-16 Charleston, SC - Tin Roof
03-17 Wilmington, NC - Reggie's 42nd Street Tavern
03-18 Raleigh, NC - Kings
03-19 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar