Snail Mail Overcomes Technical Difficulties To Kick Off Intersect Fest
LAS VEGAS, NV-
“…Snail Mail was the first act to grace the main stage (“Supernova”) on Friday. The indie-rock brainchild of Lindsey Jordan, Snail Mail released their debut album Lush in 2018, and have been touring relentlessly since its release in support of it. It’s quite a tall order for someone who basically just graduated from high school, but the hard work has been paying off as their fan base has steadily grown while their cuts have been receiving millions of listens on the interwebs. I was eagerly anticipating their performance, not only because Lush is a phenomenally mature work from a young artist, but because it would be my first time seeing them on a stage as I missed out on their two prior Los Angeles gigs.
The performance had a bit of a rocky start as there were some technical issues- none that I noticed out in the audience, so it was probably an issue with the monitors. Lindsey seemed a little annoyed to begin with, motioning to the wings for some assistance, but once everything was sorted out, she seemed to get into a zone and fell into her dreamy rock grooves.
With her messy hair falling over her face as she plucked notes on her electric guitar while cooing her at-times melancholy lyrics, I felt like she really hit her stride in pulling on the heartstrings of the audience. Lindsey closed her set with a cover of another emotionally packed song, “Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls, and as she sang the lyrics “I just want you to know who I am,” I couldn’t help but think that everyone in the tent knew just that…”