Todd Snider talks new ‘Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables’ album

Todd Snider talks new ‘Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables’ album

On Monday, East Nashville troubadour Todd Snider offered a Facebook heads up of “happy new year, stay tuned.”

We hadn’t heard any big new-music updates from Snider’s way in a minute, thusly we were staying tuned, as directed.

Seems safe to make an educated guess as to what the singer-songwriter has brewing, though, since Snider’s just dropped a few details to Illinois reporters.

Said details: Snider wrapped the recording of a new album, called Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables, either around Thanksgiving or just a few days ago (depending on the source), and he’s readying that album for a March release.

According to Springfield’s Illinois Times, the new set is “a departure from his usual acoustic-based, folk-flavored music,” with Snider leaning on electric guitar and employing a full band (though, to be fair, Snider’s shown a steady plugged-in rock ‘n’ roll hand before).

“We made a mess, a real nice mess and wanted to do something different,” Snider told the publication.

Springfield’s State Journal-Register has some specifics, including details on “New York Banker,” a song that was apparently inspired by a chat with Snider show-goer/Chicago mayor/former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

“He was telling me about banking (stuff) and I couldn’t believe it, I did some research on it and I really like (the song now),” Snider told the paper.

Never boring, that Todd Snider. Read more at the Illinois Times and The State Journal-Register.

(Photo: Todd Snider Facebook)
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  1. Eric Kincaid Thursday - 19 / 01 / 2012 Reply

Comment away. But please, no spamtastic linkbomb sales nonsense, no personal attacks, and keep your feet off the coffee table.

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