Hot Snakes announce first album in 14 years, Jericho Sirens, share “Six Wave Hold-Down”: Stream

Plus, the San Diego garage punk outfit's mapped out tour dates for 2018


    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
    09. Psychoactive
    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