10 Songs, 38 Minutes


A protégé of Helium's Mary Timony makes crush-worthy indie pop.

Mastered for iTunes


A protégé of Helium's Mary Timony makes crush-worthy indie pop.

Mastered for iTunes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
45 Ratings
45 Ratings
Rob from Balto ,

she's got it, whatever it is

Took my daughter to see one of the early shows live at WTMD and they killed it. Than again last summer at Union Transfer opening for Waxahatchee and they rocked the big hall. Songwriting is mindful for her years. Guitar work is complex with lots of cool riffs. Mucho street cred as she was mentored by Mary Timony and Priests.

the vima tresna ,

Snail Mail More Than The Sum Their (her?) Parts...

Don’t Let the Indie Pop Hooks and Riffs Fool You—uh.
Hmm. I suppose what I mean is that I could picture myself playing Snail Mail’s song “Pristine” (off their imminent Matador Records debut long player, Lush) for a friend; gushing, obsessing, insisting that Snail Mail’s got “It”.

That almost spooky, ineffable extra layer/essence/prestige that one cannot quantify by merely analyzing a band’s style, or their probable influences.

Lastly, I have this sneaking feeling; a goosebumpy vibe, that Snail Mail is going to be, like, a Big Deal.

And understand that this bit of fortune telling conjecture has nothing to do with the main thrust of this review. Perhaps this is unlikely, but I remember a similar vibe when I first heard Nirvana, and that in spite of the fact that I was not particularly into them at first.

See what I mean? Ok, cool.

L. Pirard ,


I was randomly browsing through the ITunes Store when this album caught my eye. Until now, I’d never heard of Snail Mail, but after listening to what they had to offer, I was blown away... The vocals along with the guitar are absolutely mesmerizing! I’m going to recommend this group to all my friends, and I especially would recommend it to anyone who likes indie rock and/or great alternative vocalists. Snail Mail as a group, not just this album, has earned my approval (not that it means much) and my praise.

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