Silver Snakes West Coast Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 27, 2013


Silver Snakes will be touring the West Coast in January. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Playlist: Young Turks, Silver Snakes

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 14, 2013


We had to Playlists laying around from Young Turks and  Silver Snakes, and we thought it’d be great to put them together for a new PropertyOfZack feature. Check out their Playlists below while listening to the songs on Spotify and reading everyone’s thoughts!


Here are a bunch of songs we like sing while at karaoke. - Young Turks


Some stuff I’ve been listening to for inspiration while we work on our second record. 
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - As Sure As The Sun
It took me a very long time to “get” this band. For some reason it finally clicked a few months ago. This record is perfect and this song is a great example of what they do best. Dark, Bluesy rock songs with powerful bass lines.
Lack - The Gay Revolutions 
This band and record has been the biggest influences on Silver Snakes since we first started writing songs together. The lyrics on this particular track are my favorite. The line at 2:07 followed by the musical break is one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard. 
Northern Cree - Hops-A Lot
I was obsessed with Native American culture as a kid. I had tons of books and movies all over my room. My Mother recently dug up one of my old VHS tapes of various Native dances and it instantly reminded me of why I was so drawn to this music as a child. It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever heard to this day. Northern Cree is one of my favorite drum groups and this song has been on repeat for the last few weeks. The 3rd lead is insane. 
Doomriders - Come Alive
I never get sick of this. It’s like Danzig wrote a hardcore record. 
Cult Of Luna - I: The Weapon 
We listen to a ton of Cult Of Luna while we are on the road, we were so excited for their new record and it definitely didn’t disappoint. The production is insane and this song is like a punch to the face for ten straight minutes. 

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HRVRD Announce July Headlining Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 10, 2013

HRVRD have announced a July headlining tour with Silver Snakes as support. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Playlist: The Menzingers, Broadway Calls, Silver Snakes

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 30, 2013


The Menzingers, Broadway Calls, and Silver Snakes are all out on tour this winter, and we’re putting all three bands together for a great new  PropertyOfZack Playlist feature. Check out The Menzingers’ dates here, Broadway Calls’ and Silver Snakes’ dates here, and check out the Playlists below while listening to the songs on Spotify and reading everyone’s thoughts!

After a long break we’ll be heading out on tour again. It’s a full United States and Canada run. That means plenty of early mornings and late night drives. I’m not a morning person. Actually, come to think of it, I fucking hate mornings with every last proton, neutron, and electron holding together my being in this dimension, as well as any other plain of existence my consciousness may bleed into. Maybe I just hate being torn from the infinite dream-scape, you know, the mind’s playground. Don’t get me wrong; I see beauty and all shades of light highlighting the treasures of this world both big and small. However for the first hour or so of the day I wish hardship to those close to me and eternal suffering to anyone who’s ever wronged me in the slightest way. If I had it my way I’d march through a field of kittens donning poisonous golf shoes whilst reigning fire and darkness from the heavens down upon anything that ever smiled. But only for about an hour……..
On the other side of the coin I very much enjoy staying up late. If there is late night driving to do I most often do it. I love how calm everything is, especially when everyone else in the van is sleeping. It’s normally just us, drunks, tractor trailers and the dark. My true passion is to listen the AM radio program ‘Coast to Coast.’ However in the middle of Wyoming it’s not always easy to pick up reliable signals. Seriously though, Coast to Coast is the bee’s knees.
This play-list is for sitting (or more likely laying) in the van early in the morning, and for driving late at night alone. The songs are upbeat for the most part. Actually the songs are dancey as a mo’fucka so get down. These are the songs that for one reason or another bring an energizing yet calming introspection that scratches the back of my mind and keeps me tapping in the twilight. I also had a little help on this one. - Tom May

I usually get sick of my ipod about a week into tour, but I was lucky enough to get some itunes giftcards for xmas, and so I’m all stocked up and ready to go. Here’s what I’m listening to:
Terry Malts - Killing Time
I saw these guys open for Comadre at their record release show. They’re a bay area band. Juan said they kind of sound like Thr\e Ramones, and this is true. They also sound like Joy Division kind of. And the whole thing is just soaked in this wild reverb and really fuzzy guitars. Some songs just have this really gnarly feedback throughout the whole thing in the background. Every song is insanely catchy. For a punk song check out No Good For You. For a rad mid tempo pop song listen to Tumble Down. 
Masked Intruder - S/T
I never gave them a chance for a really long time, because I usually hate gimmick bands. But these guys sound like Chixdiggit and I can NOT hate on that. 
Great Cynics - Like I Belong *Song is not on Spotify
This is the 2nd record from our friends Great Cynics. This trio is from the UK and this record isn’t out yet, but Giles sent it to me and I couldn’t be happier. Whenever this comes out, don’t sleep on it. Kind of sounds like Billy Bragg with a full rowdy band behind him, even though they’re only a trio. 
Comadre - S/T
These guys are some of our best friends and have been since before broadway calls even existed. This is a real DIY band and they continue to inspire me and surprise me with how amazing their new songs are. This is their best record of almost 10 years being a band. Listen to Cold Rain and if you don’t dig that bass line than I don’t think there is any help for you. 
Marvelous Darlings
This is Ben from Fucked Up’s power pop band and they rule. Kind of like Buzzcocks. Really catchy. Check the song I Don’t Wanna Go To The Party. 
Silver Snakes - Pictures Of A Floating World
I’m falling hard for this band. We’re currently on tour with them. Heavy. Incredible songs, tones, and riffs. Please just check out their whole record and go see them live. 
The Weakerthans - discography
You know these guys already and you know why I have their entire discography listed. Nobody else has ever written a song from a cat’s point of view that has made me get all choked up. Some of my favorite songs ever are on these releases. 
Bad Books - II
Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine making songs together. Their first record was great and their new one is even better. I saw them in Portland with about 100 other people and couldn’t believe more people weren’t there and I also couldn’t believe how perfect the band was. Listen to the song Pyotr and cry with me because a song about beheadings has never been more relatable. 
Hedwig And The Angry Inch Soundtrack 
My favorite musical. Glam rock/punk influenced songs about the life of Hedwig. Listen to the song Origin Of Love.

Sixteen Horsepower - Dead Run
*Song is not on Spotify
We went back to Canyon Diablo, AZ (ghost town) on this tour. This song was playing my head the entire time we were exploring the caves below the town. 
Soundgarden - Head Down
The bridge part is awesome, The timing is weird just like every other soundgarden song. Guitar tone is spot on.  
The Smashing Pumpkins - Hello Kitty Kat

Big fucking muff.
Weezer - Across The Sea
I am the air drumming champion of the world. This is my swan song. 
Cloud Nothings - Cut You
Best song on the record. Awesome lyrics. 

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POZ Road Blog: Silver Snakes (Update II)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 25, 2013


Silver Snakes are out on tour with Broadway Calls and Red City Radio, and the band has sent in their first Road Blog entry to PropertyOfZack. Check out the first update below and make sure to come back for more!

From Alex Estrada:

Typing this from Fubar in St.Louis, MO. 

We are still in the early stages of this tour but it’s been great thus far! We’ve been having a blast with the Broadway Calls dudes and are looking forward to meeting the dudes from Red City Radio at tonight show. 

This tour is a bit different for us because we have a fill in drummer. Our guy broke his wrist so our buddy Cory from the band NTVSN stepped in and really saved our asses at the last minute. 

I also feel like we’ve finally gotten the hang of being a touring band. This is our 6th tour since we started the band less than 2 years ago, and now it’s smooth sailing. 

We managed to hook up a mini crock pot in the van, and so far it’s been the best thing ever. We’ve been able to feed 5 dudes for $10 a day. Everyone on this tour is either Vegan or Vegetarian and so far we’ve made some crazy stuff. Bean and green chili burritos, Indian curry w/ Rice, Vegan meatball subs and todays special : Enchilada casserole with fresh avocado. The anticipation of our slow cooked meals has really taken a lot of stress out of our otherwise boring drives. The van smells awesome and no one is ever complaining about being broke or hungry. 

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POZ Playlist: Gallows, We Were Skeletons, Silver Snakes

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 11, 2012

We had a few extra Playlists sitting around and thought it would be a great idea to put GallowsWe Were Skeletons, and Silver Snakes together for a new PropertyOfZack Playlist feature. Check out the Playlists below while listening to the songs on Spotify and reading everyone’s thoughts!

Super speedy songs for the road - Wade MacNeil

We just decided to choose a few songs each that we’re especially into right now and attempted to organize them into playlist that has a mild semblance of a flow and order to it. It was definitely interesting to see where everyone’s at in terms of music taste right now and a fun challenge to put it into one playlist. Enjoy! - Rafael Diaz
Lync – Two Feet In Front
My friend Rob from By Surprise posted this song on his facebook a few months ago, touting it as “the best emo song ever written”. I hit play and, Jesus, I can’t disagree. It’s been one of my favorite songs since. - Rafael
Three Mile Pilot – Way Of The Ocean
I’ve heard this band’s name for years but never actually checked them out until a few weeks ago. I was blown away by this song’s awesome groove and great overlaying vocals. They sound like forerunners to Pygmy Lush, one of my all-time favorite bands. - Rafael
Karp – Bacon Industry
I found out about KARP from a documentary about the band that was screened after a show of ours. I’m a big fan of Torche and they really sound like KARP. I really like the overall fun vibe of the song and the drumming is also top notch and very unique. - Matt
mewithoutYou – Fox’s Dream Of The Log Fume
It was tough choosing just one song from mewithoutYou, as I seem to listen to them all the time. I decided to go with one off the new album because it is one of my favorite releases of 2012. But you could put any mewithoutYou song on and I’d be satisfied. Go ahead and throw “Nice & Blue” on there, too. - Justin
Ampere - At Its Heart & At Its Head *Song is not on Spotify
This song is just straight traditional screamo, but it is very, very well executed. It’s mainly driving and chaotic but there’s a break at the end where the guitar slows down to a delicate riff that gets me every time. - Matt
Cursed – Nineteen Seventy Four
Cursed is nothing new and has been broken up for a couple years now but I got into them after a good friend recommended them to me this past january. The production of the instruments and vocals really make the song go totally over the top with a pissed off feel and leaves me feeling powerful. - Matt
Lungfish - Descender
Lungfish has recently become one of my favorite bands and I had trouble choosing just one of their songs for this list. I like this one because, like the other tracks off of Talking Songs for Walking, it has more of an 80’s Dischord sound and is a bit out of place among the rest of their recorded output. Beyond that, it’s just a great song that’s wildly catchy and poignant song. - Rafael
Red House Painters – New Jersey
Red House Painters is the perfect autumn band and this song a perfect example of their tendency to temper their abject mopiness with a dry and sardonic self-awareness. It’s a different version of a song that first appeared on their first record and I love how this recording has an extra groove and (somehow) upbeat vibe to it. - Rafael
The Caution Children - Our Movement In Squares *Song is not on Spotify
TCC are very close friends of ours and their music rules and is very unique. This song is my favorite by them and it holds a special place in my heart. It always reminds me of touring with them. It’s so beautiful and moving to me. - Matt
Modest Mouse - Dramamine
I love listening to this song while driving at night. If I had to choose songs based on only one thing, I would most definitely base my decisions on whether or not the song is perfect to drive to at night. The guitar work on this song is gorgeous and the line “we kiss on the mouth but still cough down our sleeves” is one of my favorites. - Justin
Pedro the Lion - Options
This song is great to listen to when it is raining, and when it isn’t raining, it makes me feel like it is – and hey, that’s okay with me. Great lyrics, sad, and catchy. - Justin
Scout Niblett - Kiss
This song is really, really beautiful. I love how well her voice fits with Will Oldham’s. Great song to listen to while driving around late at night, windows down and autumn air blowing through. - Justin

Deep cuts from our journey across the country - Silver Snakes 

Broadway Calls, Red City Radio Co-Headlining Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 4, 2012


Broadway Calls and Red City Radio are doing a co-headlining tour with Silver Snakes. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”

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Silver Snakes KJHK Session

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 2, 2012

Silver Snakes recently recorded a live KJHK Session. Watch it below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ Road Blog: Silver Snakes (Update I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 30, 2012


Silver Snakes just wrapped up a tour with Sainthood Reps down to Fest, and the band has sent in their first Road Blog entry to PropertyOfZack. Check out the first update below and make sure to come back for more!

From Alex Estrada:

As i sit here typing this from a smoke filled venue in Orlando, FL, I can’t help but wonder what the hell we did during the last 12 days.

This tour started not too long after we  ended our support tour with Defeater, Hundredth, and Rotting out. That tour consisted of several cities where we had previously performed, In contrast to this current outing which has is in a brand new town every night. We did a handful of shows on our own before meeting up with Sainthood Reps in Philly. A diy hardcore show, and a reunion between us and our buddies in Aficionado were the standout nights of our solo trek. The Sainthood dates have been bittersweet thus far. We love those dudes, we get along great, and love itching each others sets every night. However, It’s Fest season, and we are constantly competing with a variety of package tours in every fucking town we play in. We played down the street from the misfits in Philly, a few miles from Say Anything and Transit in Long Island, Seahaven / The Early November in St. Louis etc. Some nights have been great ( Long Island, RIchmond in particular), But a few shows have been uneventful to say the least. Enough of the “real talk”, Let’s get to some shenanigans. By the way, this venue is playing the worst music i’ve ever heard in my life.  

Lawrence, KS. It was supposed to be a day off, but we went ahead and confirmed 3 shows instead. We left Denver at 5am to make it to the University of Kansas by 4pm to play a live In-studio on KJHK FM. It was an awesome experience! After we packed the van we headed to Downtown Lawrence to grab some food and beers before our 2nd show of the night at The Jackpot. The show was small, but the local kids seemed to really be into our set which made it worth it. Once again we packed up the van and then headed out to our 3rd set of the night. We were given the opportunity to play an acoustic set during a covers night at another popular local spot. The room was full of kids passionately singing along to New Found Glory and Bayside covers. It was a change of pace compared to the bar vibe we had experienced only minutes prior. The singer of the cover band announced “Hey everyone! Silver Snakes from Los Angeles is going to come up here and play a few songs. Give it up!”  Now i’m going to hand the story over to the other guys, since I didn’t really see what happened next. 

It was a clear black night, a clear white moon, Silver Snakes was on the streets trying to consume. 

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Sainthood Reps, Silver Snakes Announce Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 21, 2012

Sainthood Reps and Silver Snakes will be heading out on tour this fall. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”

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