We’re going to get a little brainy here and put some education on you now, so look sharp! Tace is the new name of alternative-country and Americana artist Jon Snodgrass’ new album, out today on A-F Records.

Tace means “shhh” in Latin, and as Jon explains, “I think people need to listen more, including me. It’s my version of Mark Twain’s ‘Never miss a good chance to shut up.’” 

Oooo, a Mark Twain quote. Told you this was going to get smart.

Jon’s new collection of rock ‘n’ roll songs pays homage to those who helped mold him into the mature and forceful songwriter he is today, including The Beatles, ALL, Uncle Tupelo, The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Thin Lizzy, Warren Zevon, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Cheap Trick, The Cure, X, and Jawbreaker. 

And now the really fun part because we know you folks are bonkers for Bad Cop/Bad Cop; we’re premiering a song off Tace featuring Stacey Dee, titled “Bad New Lands,” which you can stream below:

What is “Bad New Lands” about? We’ll let’s ask the man himself:

“‘Bad New Lands’ is a song I wrote about a guy who ripped off my family. 

It was originally pretty harsh. But, I don’t write super negative and hateful songs. 

So, in the end, I wished him a bad day. And to move away. During a snowstorm. And get a flat tire.” 

Limited-edition vinyl and CD versions of Tace are now available. You can order them here.


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