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.”
“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.”
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