Hot Snakes are releasing a series of four 7" singles leading up to their next record (details TBA). Here's the Spring installment, "I Shall Be Free," which leads in with a little dubby melodica before bludgeoning you with a crushing riff. Rick Froberg and the rest of the band sound majorly energized here and the video was animated by Tiger Reis, the 13-year-old offspring of the band’s Swami John Reis. Watch that below.

As mentioned, Hot Snakes are playing the 2020 edition of Chicago venue Empty Bottle's annual winter outdoor charity concert Music Frozen Dancing on February 22 (as well as the afterparty), which kicks off a short tour that hits Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle, Portland and more. All dates are listed below.

HOT SNAKES - 2020 TOUR DATES
Feb. 22 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle outside (Music Frozen Dancing 2020) *
Feb. 23 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle (Music Frozen Dancing After Party) ^
Feb. 27 - Phoenix AZ - Rebel Lounge
Feb. 28 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Feb. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - Backstage Bar & Billiards
Mar. 01 - Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar
Mar. 03 - Oakland, CA - New Parish
Mar. 05 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
Mar. 06 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Mar. 07 - Bend, OR - Volcanic Theater
Mar. 08 - Sacramento, CA - Goldfield Trading Post
Mar. 10 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Club Atrium
Mar. 11 - Fresno, CA - Strummer's
Mar. 12 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
*w/ Pissed Jeans & HIDE
^ w/ Pink Avalanche