When Pitchfork titled an interview “Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan Is the Wisest Teenage Indie Rocker We Know” they have rarely been more accurate. As the absorbing frontwoman of the three-piece, she sings with a knowing weariness that belies her age.
Primarily the work of 18-year-old Jordan, Snail Mail will release their full-length debut in 2018 following the 2016 release of their introductory EP Habit. Their rise has been quick but hard-earned – two weeks after their first practice, the band were playing their debut gig at a festival alongside punk bands Sheer Mag, Priests, and Screaming Females. And their Habit EP opens with the emotional sprawl of “Thinning,” a song which conjures that none-more-relatable teenage feeling of wanting to be somewhere you’re not, and Jordan tells those stories in the most evocative ways.