by Tatiana Tenreyro

The Snails

Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring and bassist/guitarist William Cashion's side project, The Snails, announced a while back that they would release their debut album Songs From The Shoebox in March, but just dropped it early via Bandcamp. You can listen below.

The Snails may be a joke band, with Samuel's adopted persona of Sammy Snail and snail-themed songs such as "Dusty Snails" and their Christmas song "Snails Christmas (I Want A New Shell)" which they included in this album, but it's as worthy of listening to as Future Islands albums, with tracks like "Tea Leaves," which stands out with its 80s-inspired saxophone jazz-rock sound.

They also have a tour coming up next month, including two NYC shows: March 9 at Baby's All Right and March 10 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for Baby's and Mercury are still on available.

All tour dates are listed, along with their debut album, below...


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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