In the past, Snaex were two: Chris Teret, Baltimore native and founder of Company, and Chriss Sutherland, life-long Mainer and common spirit of Cerberus Shoal, Fire on Fire, and Olas. Now, with their latest and most urgent transmission, 'Holy Times,' Snaex are three. At a time when quiet peace is difficult to find, this new EP prudently features the stoic wisdom of Brattleboro-bred bassist Tyler Heydolph. With Heydolph's rich anchor, Snaex dig deeper, exploring wide expanses in search of a truly open sound. Lyrically never yielding, Snaex continue to pursue the roots of post-modern distress while attempting to shed a sincere light where many cry "what the fuck?" Each of the six songs on 'Holy Times' strives to understand that which is misunderstood: white privilege, the cult of busy-ness, the fumbling of men, humility, homage to the gods, and our common control of absolutely nothing.
'Holy Times' was recorded in South Portland, Maine during the final summer of 41 Pine St. The band reconvened with lo-fi guru Caleb Mulkerin (Big Blood, Swans, O'Death) in a small seamstress studio to record the purest and most transcendent Snaex offering to date. Mulkerin's sonic alchemy overflows through every nook and cranny; over these six songs, his loose glue is just the right hold. No more can be said: the music of 'Holy Times' is completely of its moment– a captured bird yearns for freedom, only to ultimately resign to its untimely death. We are here and this is now.
released March 3, 2017
Snaex is Chriss Sutherland, Chris Teret, and Tyler Heydolph. 'Holy Times' was recorded by Caleb Mulkerin in August of 2016 in Molly's sewing studio at 41 Pine St. in So. Po. Maine. All mixing and mastering was done just up the street at The Blue Home. Snaex wrote all the songs. Peter McLaughlin managed the design and layout. The transcendental artwork was created especially for 'Holy Times' by: Colleen Kinsella, Jeff Griecci/Jeremiah Johnson, Luke Thomas, Shon Mahoney, Kimberly Teret, and Molly Haley. Snaex express gratitude to all the artists for their sincere effort and generosity. Snaex also extends super-appreciation to their families, Caleb, and Peter.
Snaex say: "The dogs bark and the caravan passes."
The birth of Family Planning. A very beautiful & crucial album that you have probably not heard. Do yourself a favor. Poetry in motion. The seasick sort. Real life shit. Honesty, honestly. Pretty Purgatory