Brooklyn quintet Snowmine don’t just want to create music that you hear. They want to make music that you feel, that is in every breath, every corner and settles deep within the heart. That feeling is front and center, filling out all corners of their forthcoming album Dialects which is set for release on February 4 2014 on the band’s own Mystery Buildings imprint.
The widescreen, intertwining instrumentation heard on recent release, Rome (premiered by My Old Kentucky Blog originally) is a good document of this. The band have recently released the Rome video which is distinctly tactile thanks to the found footage throughout and allows the song to truly draw you in. Snowmine have also annnounced their first batch of 2014 tour dates.
The Brooklyn quintet formed out of a longtime friendship between bassist Jay Goodman, drummer Alex Beckmann and lead singer/composer Grayson Sanders. They soon met guitarist Austin Mendenhall after his then recent move from the DC jazz scene and finally invited their old friend, guitarist Calvin Pia, to complete the five-piece.
The band has built a completely organic following to date through successful touring and close fan contact on social media. After lengthy label talks, they recently decided to forego the label system altogether and self release their sophomore album on their own label, Mystery Buildings.
The band said: “To give you some background on the recording, there are no foreign samples on this album. Every single sound and orchestral moment was written, arranged and recorded by us. The goal of the album was to capture a surreal ambiance that married hyper modern ambient synth tones with vintage 60’s sounding cinematic orchestral motifs. We recorded a choir, strings, woodwinds and reamped synths in a church to capture truly real stereo reverbs so in headphones you can feel physical not artificially created space.”
You can catch Snowmine live on the following dates:
Dec 12 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Feb 5 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Feb 7 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s (Co-headline with Norwegian Arms)
Feb 8 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery