Rock band performs on stage.

Rock band performs on stage. Guitarist plays solo. silhouette of guitar player in action on stage in front of concert crowd. Smoke. Light

Indie rock band Snail Mail will be coming Dec. 11 to Bloomington-Normal to perform at the Castle Theater. Led by vocalist Lindsey Jordan, the band returns for its first tour since 2019 with its newly released album titled "Valentine." 

Despite being only 22-years-old, Jordan has already toured the world with her band (comprised of her, bassist Alex Bass, drummer Ray Brown, guitarist/pianist Madeline McCormack, and rhythm guitarist Benjamin Kaunitz)  and headlined for bigger artists like Mac Demarco, Sen Morimoto and even Thundercat. 

Last time I saw Snail Mail was in early 2019 in Chicago at Metro with VARSITY and Lala Lala, two other indie rock bands.

Sen Morimoto also made a surprise guest appearance just like at the 88Rising concert at Aragon Ballroom a few months prior. 

Snail Mail’s concert at Metro was amazing. The openers did a great job and played some of their best songs (as any band usually does at a concert) and Jordan’s voice was beautiful.

She has amazing range and is very clearly a skilled guitarist, however there are some things that one would hope not to see at a larger venue. 

From what it seemed like, Jordan had a good few drinks before she stepped on stage and had a few stumbles but didn’t quite fall.

Regardless, she still performed wonderfully and ended the concert by playing two of her two most expressive songs yet: "Anytime" and "Stick."

Despite having an interesting show last time she was in Illinois, her upcoming concert at the Castle Theater is still something to look forward to.

The band members play phenomenally and bring out one another’s talents very well. Snail Mail is absolutely a show to look forward to.

CALEB LAWLER is a Blogger for The Vidette. Lawler can be contacted at cmlawl2@ilstu.edu Follow Lawler on Twitter at @CLawler1813

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