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New Snail Mail video: Valentine

Video: Snail Mail – “Valentine”

Snail Mail - "Valentine" (Official Music Video)

Directed by Josh Coll. From Valentine, out November 5 on Matador.

Remember Snail Mail? The last time we heard from Lindsey Jordan she was a teenager from Baltimore who had taken guitar lessons from Mary Timony. Back then, Timony said that Jordan “was already a really great guitar player before we started meeting.” But Jordan pointed out that Timony “definitely helped me learn to shred.”

There’s not really any shredding, per se, on the new single “Valentine” but that’s okay. It’s got plenty of cool guitar and desperate, heartbroken lyrics.

So why’d you wanna erase me, darling valentine?
You always know where to find me when you change your mind.

And the video is a period drama gorefest, which is always fun.

Jordan says, “Watching a few perverse images in my head metamorphose into this gorgeous storyline and eventually into a tangible visual was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. We connected over a mutual interest in the intersection between terror and devastating beauty.”

New Snail Mail video: Heat Wave

Video: Snail Mail – “Heat Wave”

Snail Mail - "Heat Wave" (Official Video)

Directed by Brandon Herman. From Lush, out June 8 on Matador.

Lindsey Jordan is a teenager from the suburbs of Baltimore who took guitar lessons from Mary Timony. And now she’s signed to Matador.

“Heat Wave” is my favorite kind of breakup song. The kind where the narrator bitterly wishes happiness on the person who broke her heart.

And I hope whoever it is
Holds their breath around you
Cause I know I did

Jordan is a badass guitar player and songwriter and — if this video can be taken as evidence — an equally badass hockey player as well. She says, “I hadn’t actually been on skates since I quit the high school team junior year, so immediately jumping into shooting this was equal parts difficult and super fun.” That’s awesome. Of course, her junior year was only a couple years ago; she graduated from high school in 2017. With a 4.1 GPA!

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