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THE NEW YEAR - SNOW


Critical praise for the new album "SNOW"

Taken without context, Snow is a gorgeous collection of slow-burning, neatly groomed songs and perspectives, always introspective but never without joy. When viewed as another chapter in the ongoing lineage of the Kadane brothers, it takes on a deeper gravity. It becomes another privileged look into a world of sound so personal and deeply considered that it doesn't matter if there are decades between albums; the things the songs have to say will always arrive at exactly the right moment.
- All Music


Their first album in nearly a decade is a powerful, understated and timeless rock album.
- Paste Magazine


The song ['Mayday'] perfectly encapsulates an approach to songcraft in which mathematical precision never gets in the way of shaggy, ragged beauty.
- NPR "Songs We Love"


Few things in music are as purely satisfying as a Kadane-played guitar.
- The Ringer


An album of such lovely understatement that you'd be forgiven for failing to realise immediately just how great it is.
- Soundblab (UK)


Snow shines with a mastery of all of what once made them hidden heroes to begin with.
- Tiny Mix Tapes


The Kadanes' songs have always rewarded patient, close listening, but on Snow, the listener never needs to strain for the melodic charm of their songs.
- Aquarium Drunkard


The New Year offers a gorgeous example of a group secure with its place, relishing time. From play to stop, Snow is an immaculate collection, cohesive in spite of its nomadic, pre-release lifespan.
- The Dallas Morning News


A consistently, gorgeously understated record.
- Sputnik Music


There's a moment in virtually every song where a single loose strand seems to break free and float skyward and it's there, in the languid sway, where Snow truly takes hold.
- Pitchfork


It's currently the only thing I plan to listen to for the rest of the year.
- Austin Town Hall


"Recent History" is an excellent swirl of interlocking guitars and steadily pulsing drums.
- Stereogum


The entire 45-minute experience is rich with quality production, moving songs and memorable sentiments that unpack over time and with repeat listens.
- Spectrum Culture


[Snow is] filled with desolation and hope, desire and skepticism, explored with a plain-spoken honesty that is deeply resonant.
- Said The Gramophone


Snow is definitely worth the wait. It comes into our lives like an old friend; albeit, a sad old friend. But boy, how we missed you!
- Earbuddy


The economy of sounds, the parsimony of the notes, and the restraint, make a case for what should become a classic of the genre.
- Sun Burns Out (France)


It's awesome.
- Bastonate (Italy)


The ten songs that make up Snow are as understated as they are gorgeous, slightly hypnotizing gems that approach you with introspective lyrics, hesitantly strummed guitars, electric piano and a shuffling rhythm section.
- Punk Rock Theory


[It is} comforting that these guys are still so beautifully exploring the late night disconcertion that comes when you wonder, is this all there is?
- Dusted Magazine


This is so incredibly beautiful.
- De Subjectivisten (Netherlands)


The crazy beauty of (the song "Myths") relies on a crescendo that has nothing post rock, a crescendo that is simply a masterpiece of arrangement, timbre and atmosphere.
- Debaser (Italy)


In Snow we find the usual elegant guitars, the trademark crafted epic sound - always exquisitely restrained - and the warm voice of Matt Kadane, who keeps reflecting on loss and the passing of time.
- Butxaca (Spain)


Snow is flawless: clean and full, without a sole overwrought moment despite slow-cooking for a decade.
- No Recess Magazine


Majestically beautiful.
- Intro Magazin (Germany)


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HOW TO PURCHASE:

- North America - via Undertow Music

- Europe - via Grand Hotel van Cleef Records (LP/CD) or iTunes digital Europe

- Taiwan/China/Hong Kong/Malaysia/Singapore - via High Note Records (Taiwan)

- Japan - via Big Nothing/Tower Records

- iTunes - North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand

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