"The Funniest Folkie Since John Prine" (Rolling Stone)
Its official now-- "FEARLESS... PROVOCATIVE" (USA TODAY) TODD SNIDER MAKES MUSICAL MESS TO INCITE CLASS WARFARE ON NEW ALBUM 'AGNOSTIC HYMNS & STONER FABLES' OUT MARCH 6 ON AIMLESS RECORDS”
On March 6, East Nashville's subversive, fearless, rebel-rousing songwriter Todd Snider will release his new studio album 'Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables' (Aimless Records). Last year's double-disc live album 'The Storyteller' earned accolades from Rolling Stone and NPR and his new set finds him pushing even more of society's buttons. "I want to inspire people," Snider says. "I want to inspire them to leave home, to do things traditionally considered wrong. If you listen to my record and vandalize your school, godspeed.”
Recording the album in under a week, Snider and co-producer Eric McConnell recruited other great East Nashville musicians to create a sound that didn't replicate anything they'd done together previously. "I told them I wanted to make a mess," Snider says. The result stands as something disconcerting, cracked and apart from the music of Snider's heroes, and from Snider's own celebrated past.
On 'Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables,' Snider paints a world where begging turns to mugging, where investment turns to ruin, where babies grow into felons, where honesty is blunt trauma. Highlights include "New York Banker," a ballad about the warped karma of the financial crisis (chorus: "Good things happen to bad people"), a love song called "Brenda" about an unexpected musical couple, and the album's lone cover, of Jimmy Buffett's "West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown.”
Special Guest -- Ashleigh Flynn
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