San Diego’s Hot Snakes have announced their first album on Sub Pop, Jericho Sirens. The garage punk outfit’s long awaited follow-up to 2004’s Audit in Progress arrives on March 16th.
The band self-produced and recorded their fourth studio album in Philadelphia and San Diego throughout 2017. “I considered stopping playing guitar on a social media poll after I completely mastered the instrument,” co-founder John Reis said through a press statement. “But so many people kept sending me letters and voicemail messages, asking me at the dry cleaners, or the butcher shop to bring back Hot Snakes.”
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“The inspiration would be simple, maybe even kind of straightforward,” he added. “Very early rock ‘n’ roll DNA with lots of rules. I would find some note or rhythm in it that captivated me and I dwelled on it and bent it… A lot of the other Hot Snakes records always had tension and release, but this one is mainly just tension.”
Jericho Sirens is available for pre-order here. Physical releases can be purchased through Sub Pop here, including a limited Loser Edition LP on black vinyl.
As a preview, Hot Snakes have unveiled a new song called “Six Wave Hold-Down”. It was one of the first tracks written for the project and charges forward with reckless abandon. Hear it below.
Jericho Sirens Artwork:
Jericho Sirens Tracklist:
01. I Need a Doctor
02. Candid Cameras
03. Why Don’t It Sink In?
04. Six Wave Hold-Down
05. Jericho Sirens
06. Death Camp Fantasy
07. Having Another?
08. Death Doula
10. Death of a Sportsman
Hot Snakes will be playing a new string of Midwestern US dates following a previously announced UK tour and hometown release show in San Diego on March 7th. Check out the complete itinerary below.
Hot Snakes 2018 Tour Dates:
01/25 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
01/26 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
01/27 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
01/28 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
01/30 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
01/31 – Cambridge, UK @ The Portland
02/01 – Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mikes
02/02 – London, UK @ The Dome
02/03 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
03/07 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03/09 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
03/10 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
03/11 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
03/13 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
03/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
03/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
03/16 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club