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:
- Touche Amore
- The CafFiends
- His Hero is Gone
- Dear Life
- RX Bandits
- Peace’d Out
- Coheed and Cambria
- Iron Maiden
- Smashing Pumpkins
And here’s a stream of Year of the Snake in its entirety:
Yes, it is true that Horse The Band will be going on tour this summer. The band will hit the East Coast and some spots in the Midwest, and they’ll be bringing along Octaves and Math The Band. What about West Coast dates, you may be asking? Our sources tell us that the band is plotting a West Coast run for later in the year (December-ish?). We’ll see if the rumor mill holds true.
Horse the Band have confirmed more Latin American dates for November, along with a December stop in Japan. Dates follow:
Horse the Band have lined up a few Latin American dates in November. Dates follow: