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The solo project of Lindsey Jordan, Snail Mail has garnered much critical acclaim for the debut release of Lush, which was released on June 8th on Matador Records. Picking up the guitar at a young age and classically trained, Jordan started Snail Mail while in high school and frequented local shows within her native Baltimore area, where she formed close friendships within the local music scene, the impetus for her to form a band. Growing up in Baltimore suburb Ellicot City, Jordan began her classical guitar training at age five, and a decade later wrote her first songs as Snail Mail. Around that time, Jordan started frequenting local shows in Baltimore, where she formed close friendships within the local scene, the impetus for her to form a band. By the time she was sixteen, she had already released her debut EP, Habit, on local punk label Sister Polygon Records. Snail Mail would go on to tour the country, opening for the likes of Girlpool and Waxahatchee as well as selling out her own headline shows. In support of Lush, Snail Mail played Coachella and sold out numerous headlining shows that included European dates and will hit up Asia later this year.

B-Sides met up with Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail to talk about working with Mary Timony of the indie rock band Helium, how her sister and admiration for Paramore influenced her and more. Check out the interview and the band’s exclusive performance of “Pristine” for B-Sides: