Christmas Download: The Snails – Snails Christmas (I Want A New Shell)

a2525709421_10Apparently gastropods celebrate Christmas too. Asking for a new calcareous covering and a guitar, The Snails (two-thirds of Future Islands) bring reggae rhythms and ’80s-era saxophones to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on “Snails Christmas (I Want A New Shell).”

The side project of William Cashion and Samuel Herring, with a revolving cast of players since forming in 2008, will release its debut LP, Songs From The Shoebox, in March 2016. To commemorate the album’s release — and possibly putting that hoped-for six-stringed present to good use — The Snails will head out on a two-week East Coast tour starting on 4 March here in Philadelphia. Full schedule below.

4 March Philadelphia, PA – Kungfu Necktie
5 March Burlington, VA – Signal Kitchen
6 March Portland, ME – Space
8 March Providence, RI – AS220
9 March Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
10 March New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
11 March Washington, DC – Comet Pizza and Ping Pong
12 March Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
13 March Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
15 March Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge
16 March Charleston, SC – Tin Roof
17 March Wilmington, NC – Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern
18 March Raleigh, NC – Kings
19 March Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar

Download “Snails Christmas (I Want A New Shell)” below.

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