Snõõper Drop New Single & Video “Fitness”

Photo by Monica Murray

Today, Nashville-based DIY outfit Snõõper present the rousing new single/video ‘Fitness’, taken from their forthcoming debut album Super Snõõper, 14th July via Third Man Records – Jack White’s label

‘Fitness’ maintains the high octane speed of frantic lead single ‘Pod’, and its accompanying video — directed by vocalist Blair Tramel — showcases the puppetry used in their live performances. Almost all of the props and puppets in the video were made and reassembled by Tramel, and the video offers a glimpse of the playful mayhem that can be expected at one of their storied concerts.

On ‘Fitness’, Tramel states: “‘Fitness’ was written just for fun without much thought, which is exactly the way I think working out should be. This song is about competition, doing things for the validation of others, and how ridiculous that can be. Before our first show, I made a paper mache weight to use during this song. It was our very first prop and the only prop we used for a while. ‘Fitness’ is a special song to us because it is still one of our most fun songs to play live.”

Snõõper is a band who, in a 33 ⅓ RPM world, make 45 RPM music they play at 78 RPM. They maintain super precise instrumentals and skillfully melodic vocals, even though they’re flooring it almost the entire time. Snõõper doesn’t play fast; they play at the speed of Snõõper. The project began in 2020 as a collaboration between local Nashville punk mainstay Connor Cummins (guitar) and Blair Tramel (vocals), an early education teacher with a sideline in wickedly funny animation and art. As their cassette tapes and homemade videos began to find scattered fans around the world, the duo brought the project to the live stage in late 2021 with the addition of Cam Sarrett (drums), Happy Haugen (bass), and Ian Teeple (guitar). Thus, Snõõper was born.

Their debut album Super Snõõper was recorded at The Bomb shelter in Nashville. It follows EPs Music For Spies (2020), Snõõper (2021), and Town Topic (2022), as well as the live album LIVE AT EXIT/IN 11-23-22, released in February. Given the brief glimpses into Snõõper’s music from their 7”s, EPs, and thrilling live performances, one might wonder if the group could hold the line for a full album. The answer is an enthusiastic yes. In the words of Henry Rollins“Speaking selfishly, I want Snõõper to hurry up and make another album. Super Snõõper is a really cool record.”

Super Snõõper is out 14th July 2023 via Third Man Records
Pre-order HERE

Snõõper Tour Dates

Fri. June 2 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
Sat. June 3 – Savannah, GA @ Dog Days Fest ^
Sun. June 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Sabbath ^
Mon. June 5 – Nashville, TN @ Soft Junk ^
Fri. June 16 – Gold Coast, AU @ Vinnies Dive Bar #
Sat. June 17 – Brisbane, AU @ The Bearded Lady #
Thu. June 22 – Wollongong, AU @ La La La’s
Fri. June 23 – Sydney, AU @ Oxford Art Factory #+
Sun. June 25 – Newcastle, AU @ Hamilton Station Hotel
Thu. June 29 – Canberra, AU @ Sideway Bar
Fri. June 30 – Melbourne, AU @ Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar
Sat. July 1 – Melbourne, AU @ Nighthawks %
Sun. July 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Mosswood Meltdown
Wed. Jul 5 Vancouver, BC Green Auto
Fri. Jul 7 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Sat. Jul 8 Seattle, WA Clock Out Lounge
Fri. Oct. 13 – Sun. Oct. 15 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

^ w/ Prison Affair
# w/ Gee Tee
+ w/ RMFC
% w/ Parsnip





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