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.