Sometimes, I can’t help but wonder when snail mail will become obsolete. As the world slowly shifts ever closer to a purely digital existence, writing letters by pen and paper inches ever closer to being a lost form of art. In the meantime, a band from Baltimore named Snail Mail is emerging as one to watch, and there seems no sign that they’ll be fading away anytime soon. Last summer, they released their debut EP, Habit, an excellent six track record which singer, guitarist, and driving force behind the band Lindsey Jordan forged from her own bedroom before her bandmates joined in to record the album. Off that EP comes Thinning, a charming chugger that channels early Best Coast and angstful Slothrust. Thinning is warm and sincere, yet distinctly melancholic and nostalgic, too. It comes with a recent music video directed by Snail Mail’s drummer, Shawn Durham. The laid back earnestness of the clip matches that of the song. Debut EP Habit can be streamed in full and purchased from Bandcamp. Perhaps I’ll be lucky enough to catch Snail Mail at SXSW a couple weeks from now. 

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