Snowglobe

Snowglobe

A Memphis band with a lot of texture and sound

I’m glad Snowglobe lists The Flaming Lips as an influence. I actually like this music a lot better than The Flaming Lips, but I can definitely see the relation. This band is about texture, and their songs are just as elaborate as they are tasteful. There are a ton of crazy sounds in all of these songs, but they’re all placed really well. They don’t just make the song busier, they make it more meaningful, and that’s exactly what extra bits of recordings should do.

“Ms. June” is probably my favorite track on their Facebook page. It spends a bit of time at the beginning creating a really great psych rock mood with trumpet swells and interesting guitar tones, and then it kicks right into the song in full, eventually rolling into a nice little country swing. It’s a big self-explorative story of a dream, and the interesting sounds continue.

Check out Snowglobe if you’re in Memphis, or convince them to come to your town! I bet these guys are awesome live. It seems like record production must be their forte. These recordings are incredibly elaborate. Good recordings lead to good shows though, so this is by no means a bad thing. I’ll definitely be putting these guys on my list of bands to check out whenever I’m in Memphis. There’s one particular picture with what looks like a lot of Roman candles. I can only hope that was something crazy going on at one of their shows. Fireworks are always good.