Photos by: Anthony Cosentino // Review by Lauren Schumann
North Jersey quintet Super Snake brought the party home on Friday night with their raukus album release show at Mexacali Live in Teaneck, New Jersey. The band sprinkled their signature mix of sex, psychedelia, and 70’s B horror flicks all over their extra long set. They delighted dedicated fans and new-comers alike with a plethora of new tunes from their celebrated upcoming album, Leap of Love.
The boys in Super Snake are far from a one-trick freak show, and they proved that again and again Friday night with a stunning balance between rock solid vocals and lengthy, intricate, super clean instrumental segments that are far from background sound. Nothing will truly compare to seeing these guys own the stage live, so if you get the chance absolutely catch a show. If you can’t catch a show, pick up the new album, Leap of Love on February 14th and I promise your crummy valentine’s day will be at least one thousand times better.
About Super Snake:
Super Snake is a mouthful of psychedelics washed down with ten beers while listening to Black Sabbath and the dirtier parts of Sonic Youth. It wasn’t always like this, but the New Jersey quintet has recently discovered their true wheel house after dropping two independently released, warmly received, EPs. The band embarked on a special journey to ensure the recording of their recent full length was as spellbinding and unpredictable as the journey itself. “Leap of Love”, the new LP, was recorded with Kevin Antreassian from the Dillinger Escape Plan in a haunted cabin in the middle-of-nowhere northern Virginia on a 150-acre-property. The band managed to terrify neighboring horses, destroy golf carts, build bonfires so big they ripped a hole in the sky, lose large sums of money to producer, Antreassian, in high-stakes cee-lo games, detonate explosive targets with assault weapons, and most importantly, record some of the biggest, grooviest, dirtiest riffs and feedback against mountains alongside their colossal bonfires all while consuming near lethal doses of shaman-esque medicine. Yes, needless to say, “Leap of Love” is a trip. A trip that has taken nearly two committed years to complete. All the sticky details are there for your listening pleasure. Sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy the leap.