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Snail Mail - Spring '23 US Tour



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Following her five-night, sold-out "Valentine Festival" hometown residency at Baltimore's Ottobar next month, Snail Mail will be back on the road this spring, performing shows across the US and making stops at Coachella, Shaky Knees, Mission Creek, and Governor’s Ball festivals. Water From Your Eyes and Dazy will support on headline dates. Find tickets HERE.

Fri, February 10 Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore MD SOLD OUT
Sat, February 11 Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD SOLD OUT
Sun, February 12 Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD SOLD OUT
Mon, February 13 Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD SOLD OUT
Tues, February 14 Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD SOLD OUT
Friday, April 7 Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City IA
Saturday, April 8 Slowdown, Omaha NE #
Monday, April 10 Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins CO #
Tuesday, April 11 Fox Theatre, Boulder CO #
Wednesday, April 12 Soundwell, Salt Lake City UT #
Thursday, April 13 AREA15, Las Vegas NV #
Saturday, April 15 Coachella, Indio CA
Sunday, April 16 Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo CA #
Tuesday, April 18 Cargo Concert Hall, Reno NV #
Wednesday, April 19 Goldfield Trading Post, Roseville CA %
Thursday, April 20 Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz CA %
Saturday, April 22 Coachella, Indio CA
Sunday, April 23 Yucca North, Flagstaff AZ #
Monday, April 24 The Lowbrow Palace, El Paso TX #
Tuesday, April 25 Sister, Albuquerque NM #
Thursday, April 27 The Jones Assembly, Oklahoma City OK #
Friday, April 28 George's Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville AR #
Saturday, April 29 Black Lodge, Memphis TN #
Monday, May 1 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN #
Tuesday, May 2 Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH #
Thursday, May 4 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown WV #
Saturday, May 6 @ The Ramkat, Winston-Salem NC #
Sunday, May 7 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Saturday, June 10 Governor’s Ball Festival, New York NY

# w/ Water From Your Eyes + Dazy
% w/ Water From Your Eyes

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Matador Records is excited to welcome Brooklyn, NYC duo Water From Your Eyes to the label, with a new album due in the first half of 2023.

To mark the occasion, Water From Your Eyes will host a weekly live residency in New York throughout March. Tickets are free and available here. The band has also launched a newsletter, which you can sign up for here.

Water From Your Eyes will also headline shows in London, Brighton, Paris and Brussels before supporting Interpol in Spain and Portugal throughout February.

On the matter of joining the label, the band provided the following words
“This is all very crazy and we aren’t exactly sure what to say besides that it’s incredibly exciting and we are so fortunate to be working with such an amazing group of people. Neither one of us has fully processed the situation but I’m sure that this announcement will bring us closer to grasping reality—as much as the two of us are capable of such a task. We are so grateful to have this opportunity and there are not enough words in the English language to encapsulate our feelings of gratitude at this time. Nevertheless, thanks a bunch. This rocks.”

The ever-evolving project of Rachel Brown (they/them) and Nate Amos (he/him), Water From Your Eyes have released a stream of confoundingly anarchic, dizzyingly inventive, and increasingly recognised experimental pop music. The duo formed in Chicago in 2016 and are now based in Brooklyn.

The band’s 2021 breakout Structure, led by singles “When You’re Around” and "“Quotations”” (not be confused with the similarly titled ”Quotations”’ on the same album), was described by Pitchfork in their Rising feature as "... organized chaos built from the remnants of distorted post-punk, glitchy dance music, inquisitive orchestrals, and snatches of Exquisite Corpse-like word collages". “It holds your gaze long after the mystery fades, “ the album review stated, “channeling a powerful sense of empathy to mesmerizing effect."

Also released in 2021, 'Somebody Else’s Songs' (a reference to the band’s own 2019 album 'Somebody Else’s Song' that won them early attention) was a collection of transmogrified covers encompassing Eminem, Tears For Fears, OMC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joe Jackson and Nico. The band member’s individual solo projects, Thanks For Coming (Brown), and This Is Lorelei (Amos), highlight further shades of the duo’s respective fascinations and personalized output.

Water From Your Eyes On Tour, New Dates in Bold
Friday, January 20 Genghis Cohen, Los Angeles CA *
Friday, February 3 The Lexington, London UK +
Monday, February 6 The Prince Albert, Brighton UK &
Friday, February 10 PopUp!, Paris FR
Saturday, February 11 Witloof Bar, Brussels BE
Wednesday, February 15 Sala Capitol, Santiago de Compostela ES @
Thursday, February 16 Lav, Lisboa PT @
Saturday, February 18 São Mamede, Guimarães PT @
Sunday, February 19 Escenario Santander, Santander ES @
Monday, February 20 La Riviera, Madrid ES @
Tuesday, February 21 La Riviera, Madrid ES @
Thursday, February 23 Sala Razzmatazz, Barcelona ES @
Friday, February 24 Mamba!, Murcia ES @
Saturday, February 25 Sala Paris 15, Málaga ES @
Thu, Mar 16 - NYC Residency Night 1 at Secret Location
Fri, Mar 24 - NYC Residency Night 2 @ P.I.T
Fri, Mar 31 - NYC Residency Bowling Night at Melody Lanes
Friday, April 7 Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City IA
Sunday, May 7 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA

* w/ PENDANT and 24HR Joe
+ w/ Ciel
& w/ Plantoid
@ w/ Interpol

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