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Jon Snodgrass Tace Punk Rock Theory
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 17:30
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From Armchair Martian and Drag The River to Scorpios and the Buddies album he released with Frank Turner (and of which there is now a part 2), Jon Snodgrass has had his hand in a lot of music over the years. But because there is no such thing as too much, he has now released a solo album called ‘Tace’. Well, solo... kind of. Snodgrass has as many friends helping out as there is ground being covered throughout these thirteen songs.

Things kick off in high gear with the one-two punch that is the raucous rock ‘n roll stomp of single ‘Renaissance Man,’ on which Snodgrass is assisted by Lagwagon’s Joey Cape and album highlight ‘Bad New Lands,’ on which Snodgrass’ vocals blend together perfectly with Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s Stacey Dee. Elsewhere on ‘Tace,’ John Moreland, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath, Stephen Egerton (Descendents, ALL), and The Homeless Gospel Choir’s Derek Zanetti pitch in.

For an album called ‘Tace’ (which is Latin for shhh), this one is surprisingly loud and finds Snodgrass firing from all cylinders with the pure-bred rock ‘n roll of cuts like ‘Footage’ and ‘The Sequal’. Which doesn’t mean there isn’t room for more contemplative songs like ‘1-2-3-4’ and the acoustic ‘boyzIImen’. The most important thing though is that whatever route he chooses to travel down, the result is always there.


Track listing:

  1. Re My One Week Song
  2. Renaissance Man
  3. Bad New Lands
  4. Footage
  5. Backstage
  6. Don’t Break Her Heart
  7. BoysIIem
  8. 1-2-3-4
  9. The Sequel
  10. Perfect Match
  11. Indoor Outdoor Type
  12. Go Baseball
  13. Tace
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.