Prepare to be transported into the vibrant and chaotic world of Snõõper as they unleash their highly anticipated debut album, Super Snõõper.
Known for their explosive live performances filled with a whirlwind of puppets, 8-bit animation, papier-mâché, whistles, flashing lights, and a frenzy of bodies, Snõõper brought that same energy and creativity to the studio, setting the stage for an album that is set to become a punk classic.
The brainchild of Nashville punk stalwart Connor Cummins and Blair Tramel, an early education teacher with a knack for wickedly funny animation and art, Snõõper started as a collaboration that quickly gained a devoted following with their cassette tapes and homemade videos. The project soon evolved into the full-throttle Snõõper band when they took to the live stage in late 2021.
Super Snõõper was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville and serves as a culmination of their previous EPs, including Music For Spies (2020), Snõõper (2021), Town Topic (2022), and the electrifying live album LIVE AT EXIT/IN 11-23-22. With tantalizing glimpses into Snõõper's music through their singles and EPs, one might have wondered if they could sustain their frenetic energy over the course of a full album. The answer is a resounding YES.
Just listen to the single "Pod," a high-octane sonic explosion with Tramel leading the charge, questioning society's infection with the lyrics, "Big shot, big shot, I got a question, who sees, who sees society's infection." The accompanying video (it's up ↑), directed and animated by Owen Summers, features collage art and claymation that perfectly complements the track.
Tramel explains the inspiration behind the song, “‘Pod’ was written over the pandemic, when people only felt comfortable being around other members of their ‘pod.’ It’s wild to think about that as a concept in hindsight. When we formed our pods, however, our anxieties began to multiply and everything felt so extreme. Our pods confirmed and echoed our worst fears. Everything felt dark and all anyone could do was blame someone else for why we all felt so bad.”
But don't just take our word for it. Henry Rollins himself raves about the magic of Snõõper, describing them as a band that “plays 45 rpm music at 78 rpm.” Super Snõõper, with its blistering speed and incredibly tight performances, delivers an overdose of cool and unique songs that captivate with their overwhelming fun factor. Rollins also points to the live recording as further proof of Snõõper's exceptional prowess, leaving no doubt that this band is on fire and ready to take the punk scene by storm.