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Lindsey Jordan’s voice rises and falls with electricity throughout Lush, her debut album as Snail Mail, spinning with bold excitement and new beginnings at every turn.

Throughout Lush, Jordan’s clear and powerful voice, acute sense of pacing, and razor-sharp writing cut through the chaos and messiness of growing up: the passing trends, the awkward house parties, the sick-to-your-stomach crushes and the heart wrenching breakups. Jordan’s most masterful skill is in crafting tension, working with muted melodrama that builds and never quite breaks, stretching out over moody rockers and soft-burning hooks, making for visceral slow-releases that stick under the skin.

Lush feels at times like an emotional rollercoaster, only fitting for Jordan’s explosive, dynamic personality. Growing up in Baltimore suburb Ellicot City, Jordan began her classical guitar training at age five, and a decade later wrote her first audacious songs as Snail Mail. Around that time, Jordan started frequenting local shows in Baltimore, where she formed close friendships within the local scene, the impetus for her to form a band. By the time she was sixteen, she had already released her debut EP, Habit, on local punk label Sister Polygon Records.

In the time that’s elapsed since Habit, Jordan has graduated high school, toured the country, opened for the likes of Girlpool and Waxahatchee as well as selling out her own headline shows, and participated in a round-table discussion for the New York Timesabout women in punk -- giving her time to reflect and refine her songwriting process by using tempered pacings and alternate tunings to create a jawdropping debut both thoughtful and cathartic. Recorded with producer Jake Aron and engineer Johnny Schenke, with contributions from touring bandmates drummer Ray Brown and bassist Alex Bass as well, Lush sounds cinematic, yet still perfectly homemade.

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released June 8, 2018

Lindsey Jordan: Guitar, Vocals

Ray Brown: Drums

Alex Bass: Bass

All songs written by Lindsey Jordan

Managed by Reynold Jaffe / Another Management Company

Produced, mixed, and engineered by Jake Aron

Engineered by Jonathan Schenke

Mastered by Joe LaPorta

Lucas Carpenter - Assistant Engineer

James Richardson - French Horn on "Deep Sea

Sam Ubl - Percussion on "Speaking Terms, "Heat Wave," "Stick," and "Full Control"

Jake Aron - Piano, Organ, Ambient Guitar, Percussion

Recorded at Outlier Inn and Doctor Wu's Studio



Photography by Michael Lavine

Design by Mike Zimmerman



Thanks:

Shawn Durham, Allison Durham, Katie Crutchfield, Caroline Friedman, Olivia Sullivan, Megan Schaller, Rennie Jaffe, Leslie Bear, Sara Chernikoff, Robin Moloney, Lisa Larson, Timmy Hefner and my family.

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