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“Snõõper are at their happiest while sprinting between riled-up punk, garage rock, and new wave, so prepare for your heart rate to spike when tagging along for the ride.”

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Today, Nashville-based DIY outfit Snõõper present the rousing new single/video, “Fitness,” from their forthcoming debut album, Super Snõõper, out July 14th on Third Man Records. “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.

Of “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.”

Watch Snõõper’s “Fitness” Video

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 this past 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.”

This summer, Snõõper will play a handful of shows in the US before embarking on an Australian tour. A full list of dates is below, with more to be announced soon.

Watch “Pod” Video
Listen to “Fitness”
Pre-order Super Snõõper

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. July 5 - Vancouver, BC @ Green Auto

Fri. July 7 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

Sat. July 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

Super Snõõper Album Artwork