Lush is the debut studio album by American indie rock musician Snail Mail, released on June 8, 2018 through Matador Records. The album was produced by Jake Aron. Three singles preceded the release of the album: "Pristine", "Heat Wave", and "Let's Find an Out".
For one, Lush lives up to its name; I never wanted to make a lo-fi record, Jordan recently said. All 10 songs go down clean, every note is heard, every part delivered with both verve and poise. As a classically trained guitarist who began playing at age 5, Jordan colors many tracks with layers of pleasingly sour chords kissed by reverb, her clean tone in concert with her emotional transparency. Her guitar work helps Lush achieve a sidewinding spell that invites obsessive listening. The strident verses coalesce into the album’s most cleansing hook: I’m in full control/I’m not lost, she attests, her voice soaring.
Even so, Lush lasted longer than any other of their contemporaries (with the exception of The Boo Radleys), developing sharp pop skills as their career progressed. By the time of their final album, 1996's "Lovelife", they had converted themselves into a power pop band with dream pop overtones, which resulted in the greatest chart success of their career. Their success was dealt a blow when drummer Chris Acland committed suicide in the fall of 1996, effectively bringing the band to an end.
Album · 2018 · 10 Songs. Listen on Apple Music. A protégé of Helium's Mary Timony makes crush-worthy indie pop.