1 Novembre 2023
From CANADA •
Phoenix-based synthpunk grindcore pop nerd rap duo Snailmate has released their new album 'Stress Sandwich' via Indiestructable Records, with a twisted humorous take on existential anxiety. Serving up funky, poppy, screamy fun through synth-laced alternative raps, their music is like a quick-onset panic attack with the right meds to be able to keep calm and enjoy the ride.
Snailmate is lyricist-vocalist and synth wizard Kalen Lander and drummer-backup vocalist Bentley Monet, whose music fuses synthpunk, grindcore, pop and nerd rap for an unpredictable and explosive sound. Together they craft music that is cathartic and relatable yet unique and genre-defying, using humor and wit to tackle topics from .
Produced by Ari Leopold at Lava Lake Studio in Phoenix, 'Stress Sandwich' is about growth, exploring themes such as vulnerability, disappointment, and art-making as a beautiful yet imperfect process. They go head to head with depression, anxiety, imposter syndrome, anger, hunger, laziness... but also fun things! These 10 tracks - laced with sarcasm, breathless lyricism and unpredictable genre-bending energy - will leave you satisfied and wanting more.
The duo also presents their latest video for 'The Laziest Man in the World', created by Chase A Warren.
"This song is my attempt to glorify and glamorize my extreme lack of motivation. Even though the approach was to be as lazy as possible, the song nevertheless features dexterous lyricism and quick, intricate rhyme schemes. Sometimes, sitting around and doing nothing is important for your mental health. Hopefully this song can make someone feel a little better the next time they take a day off," says Kalen Lander.
Known for their frenetic and impressive live shows (numbering over a thousand now), 2023 saw the band tour relentlessly. As part of the LGBTQ community and with Bentley being a transgender artist, Snailmate inspires their listeners to be unapologetic and unashamed of who they are, having cultivated a fervent fanbase based on inclusivity and shows as a safe space for all genders and people of all sexualities.
Snailmate earlier released two full length albums - 'Live In Japan' (2019) and 'Love in the Microwave' (2017) - and a myriad of EPs and singles.
'Stress Sandwich' is available digitally from fine music platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp. It can also be ordered on vinyl and CD vinyl from the band's own store, where ample merch is also available, including their very own award-winning hot sauce!
"Ferocious and evocative... an intense sonic fusion of thrash rock, hip hop and punk complete with an infectious layered screamo chorus and daring synths. Fuzzy basslines glide over intense drumming full of emotion for an enthralling must listen"
“This homage to being chronically, unwaveringly lazy is another standout hybrid gem from the pair, and proves as eccentric as it is downright catchy”
~ Phoenix New Times
“A genre-bending rollercoaster ride that defies convention and categorization. This album seamlessly weaves together elements of synth music, punk and metal while drawing inspiration from an eclectic mix of artists ranging from Daft Punk and Public Enemy to Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park... unique and electrifying”
~ Skylight Webzine
"How this isn’t pouring from every MF-ers lips in time of need is a mystery"
~ Global Texan Chronicles
Album out now via Indiestructable Records.
Watch new video for 'The Laziest Man in the World'
30 October 2023
1. Trash, Baby 01:58
2. The Snailmate Show 02:39
3. It's Coming Back! 02:41
4. Shoulda Brought Snacks 02:09
5. The Laziest Man in the World 02:21
6. Overwaiter 02:52
7. I Know What You Want 01:54
8. My Weird Gross Body 02:04
9. Toll Road 01:30
10. Donuts in the Rain 02:48
Performed by Kalen Lander & Bentley Monet
Written by Kalen Lander & Bentley Monet
Produced by Kalen Lander & Ari Leopold
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Ari Leopold
@ Lava Lake Studio in Phoenix, AZ
Music video by Chase A Warren
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DIFFUSION NOVEMBER, 1st, 2023