Concert Review: Snail Mail Live at the Imperial

Tuesday 29th, January 2019 / 18:23
By Joey Lopez

Photo by Akim Zongo

 

Imperial
January 27, 2019

Photo by Akim Zongo

Snail Mail returned to the Imperial with exuberant energy. The young band, each member barely pushing 20 years-old, played like seasoned vets. Lindsey Jordan’s powerful vocals stunned the audience to silence and when the band allowed her to take things solo, hit with a single spotlight, Jordan blasted the Imperial’s sound system to its limits with her voice alone.

Photo by Akim Zongo

Playing a short and sweet set, Snail Mail did just enough without leaving the audience wanting for more. Mostly playing songs off their most recent release Lush, Snail Mail catered to their newer fan base while still pleasing those who have been there since the beginning. Most notably with their closing track “Deep Sea” which had the crowd singing even louder than Jordan herself.

Photo by Akim Zongo

The only disappointing thing is the lack of songs from their debut ep Habit. Playing only two songs off that stunning record was a bit of a loss. Lush, as good as it is, tends to become repetitive and although their performance was outstanding, the songs themselves were not that memorable. Leaving a show, with a specific song stuck in your head but unable to remember if they even played that song is probably not the best sign when it comes to a set list’s strength. All in all, Snail Mail played an emotional and powerful set. Lindsey Jordan’s mind-blowing vocal ability was worth the admission price alone.

Photo by Akim Zongo

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