Snail Mail at The Fillmore, by Kaiya Gordon

Snail Mail is headlining a pair of Bay Area shows with Bonny Doon this week. Lush, Lindsey Jordan’s debut album as Snail Mail, was released earlier this month via Matador Records. Presented by Noise Pop, Snail Mail will play at Starline Social Club on June 27, and at Swedish American Hall on June 28. Oakland’s Club Night will open the Starline show on Wednesday, while SF’s Rose Droll will open the show on Thursday. The emotionally meditative lyrics and catchy guitar riffs on Lush are definitely striking a chord with fans, as both shows sold out shortly after the album was released.

Lindsey Jordan, a classically trained guitarist, released her debut EP Habit on Baltimore punk label Sister Polygon Records in 2016, establishing Snail Mail as a promising new Baltimore-based project while Jordan was still in high school. Now a high school graduate, Jordan is touring with her bandmates Ray Brown and Alex Bass on their biggest outing yet.

Lush is equal parts hopeful and devastating, with the band sounding cleaner and brighter than ever. Come for “Pristine” and “Heat Wave,” the heartfelt summer anthems you’ve already fallen in love with, and stay for the transformative reflections on deeper cuts like “Let’s Find an Out” and “Deep Sea.”

Snail Mail, Bonny Doon, Club Night
Starline Social Club
June 27, 2018
7pm, $15 (sold out)

Snail Mail, Bonny Doon, Rose Droll
Swedish American Hall
June 28, 2018
7pm, $15 (sold out)