SILVER SNAKES Interview with Alex Estrada on Year of the Snake

We’ve been talking about Silver Snakes for a few years now, and if you’re already familiar with what they do you’re ahead of the learning curve. Featuring members of Horse The Band, the SoCal rock group have made quite an impression on the music scene with the 90s-inspired jams captured on their latest album Year of The Snake.

Having shared the stage with acts like Coheed and Cambria, Defeater, and Scale The Summit, Silver Snakes have been infecting crowds with their toxic venom, awing spectators across the nation with a compelling stage performance that affects the nervous system for weeks.

In this interview frontman Alex Estrada talks to us about the band’s latest record, what it was like playing with Coheed, and running his own recording studio. If you don’t already know him by name, you likely know his work — he’s produced some rad records, like the first Touche Amore album.

Oh and how could we forget? If you’re in the LA area, SS will be doing a show with Intronaut on November 4th at the Roxy and on December 18th with United Nations at Los Globos.

Here’s what’s covered:

  • 00:04 Deadhead (feat. members of Touche Amore)
  • 01:43 his relationship with Touche & recording their first album
  • 03:31 his old band Cathedrals
  • 04:19 the first Silver Snakes show ever
  • 05:08 working with Steve Choi of RX Bandits
  • 06:29 opening for Coheed and Cambria
  • 07:27 being held hostage by strippers in New Orleans
  • 08:46 why he started his own recording studio
  • 09:30 recording Year of the Snake
  • 11:11 advice to young engineers/producers/musicians

Bands mentioned in this interview:

  1. Deadhead
  2. Touche Amore
  3. Cathedrals
  4. Polygraph
  5. The CafFiends
  6. Coalesce
  7. Jesuit
  8. Tragedy
  9. His Hero is Gone
  10. Dear Life
  11. RX Bandits
  12. Shiner
  13. HUM
  14. Failure
  15. Peace’d Out
  16. Coheed and Cambria
  17. Iron Maiden
  18. Aeges
  19. Smashing Pumpkins

And here’s a stream of Year of the Snake in its entirety: