Snail Mail

Tue Sep 6 2022

7:00 PM Doors

Majestic Theatre

4120 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201

$23 Adv./ $28 Day of

All Ages

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Rescheduled from 12/13/21 – All Tickets Honored
11/22/21 Update: Ticket holders have until 12/22/21 to request a refund for this show. Requests received after that date, along with tickets purchased after the rescheduled date was announced will not be eligible for a refund. Visit majesticdetroit.com/rescheduled for instructions on submitting your request. Refund requests for Garden Bowl box office purchases must be made in person Monday – Friday 11am-6pm. All other refunds available at point of purchase.

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In the interest of keeping our guests and staff protected and healthy, as well as reduce the chance of COVID outbreaks that could put future tour dates in jeopardy, Snail Mail and The Majestic Theatre will require all attendees of the upcoming show on December 13th to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination.

All attendees will be required to show one of the following for entry along with a government issued ID:

• Your vaccine card
• A clear and legible photocopy of your vaccine card
• Photo of your vaccine card on your phone
• A digital vaccine passport or record
 

AEG Presents
Snail Mail

  • Snail Mail

    Snail Mail

    Indie Rock

    On her 2018 debut album Lush, seventeen-year-old Lindsey Jordan sang “I’m in full control / I’m not lost / Even when it’s love / Even when it’s not”. Her natural ability to be many things at once resonated with a lot of people. The contradiction of confidence and vulnerability, power and delicacy, had the impact of a wrecking ball when put to tape. It was an impressive and unequivocal career-making moment for Jordan. 

    On Valentine, her sophomore album out November 5th on Matador, Lindsey solidifies and defines this trajectory in a blaze of glory. In 10 songs, written over 2019-2020 by Jordan alone, we are taken on an adrenalizing odyssey of genuine originality in an era in which "indie" music has been reduced to gentle, homogenous pop composed mostly by ghost writers. Made with careful precision, Valentine shows an artist who has chosen to take her time. The reference points are broad and psychically stirring, while the lyrics build masterfully on the foundation set by Jordan’s first record to deliver a deeper understanding of heartbreak.

    On “Ben Franklin”, the second single of the album, Jordan sings “Moved on, but nothing feels true / Sometimes I hate her just for not being you / Post rehab I’ve been feeling so small / I miss your attention, I wish I could call”. It’s here that she mourns a lost love, conceding the true nature of a fleeting romantic tie-up and ultimately, referencing a stay in a recovery facility in Arizona. This 45-day interlude followed issues stemming from a young life colliding with sudden fame and success. Since she was not allowed to bring her instruments or recording equipment, Jordan began tabulating the new album arrangements on paper solely out of memory and imagination. It was after this choice to take radical action that Valentine really took its unique shape.

    Jordan took her newfound sense of clarity and calm to Durham, North Carolina, along with the bones of a new album. Here she worked with Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee). For all the album’s vastness and gravity, it was in this small home studio that Jordan and Cook chipped away over the winter of early 2021 at co-producing a dynamic collection of genre-melding new songs, finishing it triumphantly in the spring. They were assisted by longtime bandmates Ray Brown and Alex Bass, as well as engineer Alex Farrar, with a live string section added later at Spacebomb Studios in Richmond.

    Leaning more heavily into samples and synthesizers, the album hinges on a handful of remarkably untraditional pop songs. The first few seconds of opener and title track ‘Valentine’ see whispered voice and eerie sci-fi synth erupt into a stadium-sized, endorphin-rush of a chorus that is an overwhelming statement of intent. “Ben Franklin”, “Forever (Sailing)” and “Madonna” take imaginative routes to the highest peaks of catchiness. Jordan has always sung with a depth of intensity and conviction, and the climactic pop moments on Valentine are delivered with such a tenet and a darkness and a beauty that’s noisy and guttural, taking on the singularity that usually comes from a veteran artist.

    As captivating as the synth-driven songs are, it’s the more delicate moments like “Light Blue”, “c.et. al.” and “Mia” that distill the albums range and depth. “Baby blue, I’m so behind / Can’t make sense of the faces in and out of my life / Whirling above our daily routines / Both buried in problems, baby, honestly” Jordan sings on “c. et. al.” with a devastating certainty. These more ethereal, dextrously finger-picked folk songs peppered in throughout the album are nuanced in their vocal delivery and confident in their intricate arrangement. They come in like a breath of air, a moment to let the mind wander, but quickly drown the listener in their melodic alchemy and lyrical punch. 

    The album is rounded out radiantly by guitar-driven rock songs like “Automate”, “Glory” and “Headlock”. Reminiscent of Lush but with a marked tonal shift, Jordan again shows her prowess as a guitar player with chorus-y leads and rhythmic, wall-of-sound riffs. “Headlock” highlights this pivot with high-pitched dissonance and celestially affected lead parts – “Can’t go out I’m tethered to / Another world where we’re together / Are you lost in it too?”, she sings with grit and fatigue, building so poignantly on her sturdy foundation of out-and-out melancholy. On Valentine, we are taken 100 miles deeper into the world Jordan created with Lush, led through passageways and around dark corners, landing somewhere we never dreamed existed. 

    Today, in the wake of recording Valentine, Jordan is focused on trying to continue healing without slowing down. The album comes in the midst of so much growth, in the fertile soil of a harrowing bottom-out. On the heels of life-altering success, a painful breakup and 6 weeks in treatment, Jordan appears vibrant and sharp. “Mia, don’t cry / I love you forever / But I gotta grow up now / No I can’t keep holding onto you anymore” she sings on the album closer “Mia”. She sings softly but her voice cuts through like a hacksaw. The song is lamenting a lost love, saying a somber goodbye, and it closes the door on a bitter cold season for Jordan. Leaving room for a long and storied path, Valentine is somehow a jolt and a lovebuzz all at once.

    - Katie Crutchfield
     
  • Momma

    Momma

    Indie Rock

    Following Momma’s beloved 2020 LP Two of Me, which introduced the world to the symbiotic writing style and profound creative intuition of founders Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten, the band’s third studio album Household Name reveals an exciting new chapter marked by both personal and artistic growth.
     
    Now based in Brooklyn, New York, after relocating from hometown Los Angeles, the duo upgraded from GarageBand and took their time writing and recording in a proper studio alongside multi-instrumentalist/producer Aron Kobayashi Ritch and drummer Zach CapittiFenton. The resulting album, mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Emily Lazar, is a tightly-stitched collection that is magnetic and dynamic, and also marks their debut for Polyvinyl Record Co./Lucky Number—who signed Momma in the midst of the pandemic before the band members had even finished college. In chasing their idols and embracing personal storytelling, the band has skillfully carved out their own path. Household Name showcases an unfettered vulnerability elevated by serious alt-rock bombast, and is an album that tells the world: This is Momma.
     
  • Hotline TNT

    Hotline TNT

    Indie Rock

    Hotline TNT is the most 90s band of the 21st century so far. It is a pop music group of no certain allegiance or denomination. The songs are for all ages, but many fans are forced to watch the band behind their parents' backs. Their records are all self-released but easy to find; many people who come across the 7"s immediately turn them into weapons.

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Terms & Conditions

In the interest of keeping our guests and staff protected and healthy, as well as reduce the chance of COVID outbreaks that could put future tour dates in jeopardy, Snail Mail and The Majestic Theatre will require all attendees of Pinegrove’s upcoming show on December 13th to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination.

All attendees will be required to show one of the following for entry along with a government issued ID:

• Your vaccine card
• A clear and legible photocopy of your vaccine card
• Photo of your vaccine card on your phone
• A digital vaccine passport or record

*REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN IF YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND FAIL TO PROVIDE PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION AT THE SHOW
AEG Presents

Snail Mail

Tue Sep 6 2022 7:00 PM Doors

Majestic Theatre Detroit MI
Snail Mail

$23 Adv./ $28 Day of All Ages

Rescheduled from 12/13/21 – All Tickets Honored
11/22/21 Update: Ticket holders have until 12/22/21 to request a refund for this show. Requests received after that date, along with tickets purchased after the rescheduled date was announced will not be eligible for a refund. Visit majesticdetroit.com/rescheduled for instructions on submitting your request. Refund requests for Garden Bowl box office purchases must be made in person Monday – Friday 11am-6pm. All other refunds available at point of purchase.

***

In the interest of keeping our guests and staff protected and healthy, as well as reduce the chance of COVID outbreaks that could put future tour dates in jeopardy, Snail Mail and The Majestic Theatre will require all attendees of the upcoming show on December 13th to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination.

All attendees will be required to show one of the following for entry along with a government issued ID:

• Your vaccine card
• A clear and legible photocopy of your vaccine card
• Photo of your vaccine card on your phone
• A digital vaccine passport or record
 

Please correct the information below.

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All Ages
limit 8 per person
General Admission
General Admission - Standing Ticket
General Admission - Adv.
$23.00

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ticketFast
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

In the interest of keeping our guests and staff protected and healthy, as well as reduce the chance of COVID outbreaks that could put future tour dates in jeopardy, Snail Mail and The Majestic Theatre will require all attendees of Pinegrove’s upcoming show on December 13th to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination.

All attendees will be required to show one of the following for entry along with a government issued ID:

• Your vaccine card
• A clear and legible photocopy of your vaccine card
• Photo of your vaccine card on your phone
• A digital vaccine passport or record

*REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN IF YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND FAIL TO PROVIDE PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION AT THE SHOW