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Memphis's Snowglobe plays an entrancing blend of cosmic American music that owes as much to pioneering psychedelic country/pop legends like the Byrds and Gram Parsons as it does to modern-day fellow travelers like the Flaming Lips. Having played together since high school, the members of snowglobe have a unique ability create complex songs with a rich pallet of sounds in a seemingly nonchalant way. The Memphis based band continues the long lasting tradition of playing honest music for the right reasons. Many comparisons to Neutral Milk Hotel, and Elephant 6 recording company have been made to Snowglobe, and as natural as that comparison seems, it seems to be an easy way out, but Snowglobe has advanced far beyond this. Snowglobe sounds like Mercury Rev, the piano balladry of Tim Hardin, early 70s Beach Boys, and the Kinks. Snowglobe is a band that takes from past genres and pushes those influences as step or two forward. This is a very song oriented band. The noises and kitchen sink extremities arent thrown in nonchalantly, they are precise and subtle flourishes that add texture.

Snowglobe is currently working on a new record, which will be their 5th national release.

Members:
Jeff Hulett-drums, Brandon Robertson- bass brad, Postlethwaite- vocals, piano, Tim Regan-voclas, piano, Nahshon Benford- trumpet, flute, Luke White-vocals, guitar, crazy

Shares members with:
Oh No Oh My! (ohnoohmy.com), Jump Back Jake (jumpbackjake.com), Antenna Shoes (antennashoes.com), the Coach and Four, Jeffrey James and the Haul, and the Black Squirrels.

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http://myspace.com/snowglobe
www.livefrommemphis.com/snowglobe


Snowglobe - Little More Lived In

 

 

Snowglobe - Little More Lived In
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"It's an interesting exercise to go through their five albums in order, ending with this one, and consider where the indie rock mainstream was in relation to this band for each of them. When they were first starting out, they were on the fringe, but their style of emotionally straightforward, heavily arranged music has become one of the defining sounds of indie rock."PITCHFORK

Snowglobe - Oxytocin

Dry

December Ghost
 

Snowglobe - Oxytocin
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Having played together since high school, the members of snowglobe have a unique ability create complex songs with a rich pallet of sounds in a seemingly nonchalant way. The Memphis based band continues the long lasting tradition of playing honest music for the “right reasons”. “The sheer wealth of instruments the band uses creates moments as jam packed as rush hour. Principal songwriters Regan and Postlethwaite manage to keep the music unpretentious with a homey, lived-in quality and a gentle, unassuming lilt. “ Infectious songs like “regime”, “changes”, “ms. June”, “Rock song” , set the pace for an eclectic but cohesive mixture of pop gems. Memphis's Snowglobe plays an entrancing blend of cosmic American music that owes as much to pioneering psychedelic country/pop legends like the Byrds and Gram Parsons as it does to modern-day fellow travelers like the Flaming Lips.

Track Listing:

1. Oxytocin
2. Rainbow
3. Intro To Dry
4. Dry
5. Happy
6. New Year's
7. At Times A Nightmare
8. Cellos
9. Simple Song
10. December Ghost
11. Piano
12. Caroline
13. Instruments
14. Sweet Dreams

 

Snowglobe - Doing The Distance

Loaded Gun

Regime

Comforted
 

Snowglobe - Doing The Distance
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If there's a difference between being musically obtuse and being psychedelic, it's to be found in bands like Snowglobe. Rather than being quirky and experimental for the sake of sounding druggy and far-out, bands like Snowglobe produce sonic landscapes that defy convention for the sake of pure creativity. For many bands, this isn't always successful, but thankfully Snowglobe scores more hits than misses. Falling somewhere along the lines of the Flaming Lips and Elephant 6 bands like Neutral Milk Hotel, with traces of They Might Be Giants and a whole host of bands past present, Snowglobe's music defies the simplicity of pop, the seriousness of rock, and the whimsy of novelty acts, and it does so by combining all three. Heavy on instrumentation, the songs on Our Land Brains are a heady swirl of guitar rock supplemented with horns and organs, pianos and strings, and applied in a mish-mash technique that would make many a jam-band jealous. But somehow Snowglobe manages to break out of the psychedelic folk mode, even while the sunshine lyrics of these tracks might suggest such a tendency. This music is seriously goofy, and goofily serious, and always a bit surreal. And fairly hard to categorize..."

Track Listing:

1. Theme Music
2. Loaded Gun
3. Comforted
4. Ms. June
5. Baby
6. Master Of Forgotten Words
7. Aimless Sailor
8. Calculating Fades
9. Changes
10. Regime
11. Rock Song
12. Big Machine
13. Sickness
14. Medium
15. The Boso (The Kickdown)
16. 33 1/3

Snowglobe - Our Land Brains

Beautiful

Playground

 

 

 

Snowglobe - Our Land Brains
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Our Land Brains is a warm and inviting record filled with comfortable sounds and friendly melodies. Though the Beatles and Beach Boys influences aren't quite as obvious, Snowglobe shares many psychedelic affinities with the Elephant 6 bands, such as the Apples in Stereo and especially Neutral Milk Hotel. The result is a charming and affable listen with swelling thrift-store organs, horns, acoustic guitars, chimes, and even some strings all blending into a pleasing whole. The band's vocals are occasionally a little bit too restrained for their own good, limiting themselves within a specific vocal range. The songs are catchy enough, though, such as Tim Regan's "Dream Works" and Brad Postlethwaite's "Smiles and Frowns." Our Land Brains doesn't aggressively push in any progressive direction, but that's not really the point. Highly enjoyable.

Track Listing:

1. Waves Rolling
2. Beautiful
3. Anthem
4. Dream Works
5. Blue Balcony
6. Big City Lights
7. Adrenaline Mother
8. Response
9. Smiles And Frown
10. Muse
11. Stubber
12. Experiments
13. Playground
14. The Song That Frustrates Us
15. Goodbye Dream
16. Thriller

Snowglobe - Me And You

 

 

Snowglobe - Me And You
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