We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Super Snake’s new album Leap of Love (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released on February 14th.
Jerry Jones comments on the album’s lyrical concept:
“Love is a funny thing, as they say. It is both vulnerable and dangerous and ‘Leap of Love’ aims to express the more unsavory aspects of the sentiment. The album is composed of vignettes and stories exposing treacherous ideas about the power, obsession, and dangers of love. The overall impression of love is ambiguous as the narrator from song to song draws his or her own conclusion as what to make of it. ‘Spirit Cave’ details the story of a murderous widow reaping the life insurance from her ex-husband as the narrator gushes about how much he has fallen for her and applauds her ambitions. ‘Cecilia’ is written from the perspective of a gay rodeo clown who maddeningly envies a female counterpart as she sleeps with all the bull riders he has fallen in love with. ‘Hot Pavement’ is a snap shot of delightful fascination behind the closet blinds of a serial stalker who absolutely loves what he does. ‘LIE4U’: the laments of a deadbeat father aggressively apologizing and eviscerating his ex-wife. ‘Sister Margaret,’ a nun laughing all the way to hell. And there’s plenty more uniquely grotesque characters littered throughout ‘Leap of Love.’ The facets are many, the specifics are gritty, and the outcomes are mostly violent. Spattered with black humor, Burroughs-esque psychedelia, and tongue(firmly)-in-cheek philosophy, we can help you take the leap of love.”
About Super Snake:
Super Snake is a mouthful of psychedelics washed down with ten beers while listening to Black Sabbath and the dirtier parts of Sonic Youth. It wasn’t always like this, but the New Jersey quintet has recently discovered their true wheel house after dropping two independently released, warmly received, EPs. The band embarked on a special journey to ensure the recording of their recent full length was as spellbinding and unpredictable as the journey itself.
Leap of Love, the new LP, was recorded with Kevin Antreassian from the Dillinger Escape Plan in a haunted cabin in the middle-of-nowhere northern Virginia on a 150-acre-property. The band managed to terrify neighboring horses, destroy golf carts, build bonfires so big they ripped a hole in the sky, lose large sums of money to producer, Antreassian, in high-stakes cee-lo games, detonate explosive targets with assault weapons, and most importantly, record some of the biggest, grooviest, dirtiest riffs and feedback against mountains alongside their colossal bonfires all while consuming near lethal doses of shaman-esque medicine. Yes, needless to say, Leap of Love is a trip. A trip that has taken nearly two committed years to complete. All the sticky details are there for your listening pleasure. Sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy the leap.