Atlanta's SNOWDEN drowns their brand of melodies in a sea of reverb heavy distortion and hypnotic layers. Anti-Anti (JT1115), the band's debut album for Jade Tree, integrates the ethereal guitar resonance and dynamic percussion reminiscent of bands like RIDE, NEW ORDER and early CURE, with the volatility of contemporaries such as THE YEAH YEAH YEAHS. Combining a mix of tracks recorded by Erik Wofford (The Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky, My Morning Jacket) at Cacophony Recorders in Austin with tracks recorded and mixed by principal songwriter Jordan Jeffares, Anti-Anti finds Jeffares and company elevating their trademark sound into an unpredictable mix of dirty pop soundscapes. If post-shoegaze exists as a genre, then SNOWDEN is proving their contention for the upper ranks.
released 22 August 2006
All songs recorded by Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders except tracks 1, 4, 8, and 10 and parts of 12 recorded by Jeffares in random nooks and crannies. All drums performed by Chandler Rentz. D. Payne plays guitar on tracks 11 and 12. All songs mixed and produced by Jeffares except tracks 2, 5, 9, and 12 mixed and co-produced by Erik Wofford at Premium Recording. Random noises on track 4 by Erik Wofford. Special thanks to Keith Vogelsong for assistance mixing on some tracks. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Studios. Art direction, design and illustration by J. Gnewikow at PUBLIC.
All songs published 2006 Snowden's Secret Publishing (ASCAP)
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