Snowglobe

Snowglobe

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Snowglobe is kind of like stonehenge: rocks!

Biography

Memphis's Snowglobe plays an entrancing blend of cosmic American music that owes as much to pioneering psychedelic country/pop legends like the Byrds and Gram Parsons as it does to modern-day fellow travelers like the Flaming Lips. Having played together since high school, the members of snowglobe have a unique ability create complex songs with a rich pallet of sounds in a seemingly nonchalant way. The Memphis based band continues the long lasting tradition of playing honest music for the right reasons. Many comparisons to Neutral Milk Hotel, and Elephant 6 recording company have been made to Snowglobe, and as natural as that comparison seems, it seems to be an easy way out, but Snowglobe has advanced far beyond this. Snowglobe sounds like Mercury Rev, the piano balladry of Tim Hardin, early 70s Beach Boys, and the Kinks. Snowglobe is a band that takes from past genres and pushes those influences as step or two forward. This is a very song oriented band. The noises and kitchen sink extremities arent thrown in nonchalantly, they are precise and subtle flourishes that add texture.

Discography

Our Land Brains - (2002) - debut record (#39 on CMJ 200) ("Dreamworks" and "Beautiful" got the most airplay)

Doing the Distance - (2004) - peaked in the 70's on CMJ top 200 ("Regime", "Changes" and "Miss June" got the most airplay)

Oxytocin - (2006) - #65 in CMJ 200, 9th most added ("Happy" was the most played track)

Set List

set lists usually consist of some combination of the songs listed below. On average, the sets run about 45 minutes, short sets are 30 min, long ones are 60-90 minutes.

Loaded Gun
Miss June
Waves Rolling
Dreamworks
Stubber
Beautiful
Muse
Happy
Regime
Rock Song
Big Machine
Deez
Changes
the Song the Frustrates Us
The Boso/Kickdown