It’s been seven years since Snowden’s debut effort, and it’s safe to say that the band’s return has been met with open (and welcome) ears. Helmed by Atlanta-born songwriter Jordan Jeffares the group has garnered renewed buzz surrounding their highly anticipated release No One In Control on Kings of Leon backed label Serpents & Snakes. Awesomely enough, the group worked with us in dropping an exclusive premiere of one of their new works.
Fineshrine is a double win — it’s one of our favorite Purity Ring tracks and Jeffares’ take leaves a hauntingly romantic air behind it. The band’s signature indie romanticism paired with a stripped down acoustic arrangement breathes a new kind of life into the original Purity Ring effort. To simply say that the track is haunting does not do it justice. There’s a certain bit of fuzz or echo added to the vocals that gives it a sense of float that plain and simply sticks with you. Before you know it, you’ve listened to it about 5 – 6 times on repeat before you finally catch your bearings. That’s not to say that the track should find its romanticism left in the bedroom, as it’s definitely one to keep under thumb for whenever that sort of mood strikes you.
A more than excellent effort all around for the quartet, stay tuned for our full review of No One In Control and more coverage on Snowden in the pages of URB.
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Special Thanks to the supafren @JennaRosen for jogging my memory on this rad band!