Snowball ii New EP OUT TODAY!

Jackson Wargo of Snowball ii (photo: Courtney Valek)

Jackson Wargo of Snowball ii (photo: Courtney Valek)

Snowball ii released their dynamic new EP Eaton Super 10 this morning on most streaming sources including Bandcamp, Spotify and Apple Music. The notable LA indie/shoegaze group will be hosting an EP release show and gallery on May 4th at Resident in downtown Los Angeles, featuring support from comedian Neil Hamburger, music by Jason Lerman, Mambo Jumbo Jazz Combo and an art installation by Katbing.

Released via Doughnut Records, Eaton Super 10 (ESX) marks the fourth installment in the ongoing adventures of Snowball ii and was written, produced and mixed by group vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Jackson Wargo. The band also announced a special vinyl release of ESX that will be posted online for pre-order later in April. Since the band’s inception, Wargo has continued to craft a unique brand of shoegaze laced with indie rock and power pop that has impressed media outlets including New Noise, Grimy Goods, Buzzbands.la, Grimy Goods and It’s Psychedelic Baby.

Snowball ii recently unveiled their first single off of Eaton Super 10, “Lost In Juarez,” which will see a music video released this Spring. To accompany the release of ESX, Snowball ii produced a comic infomercial called “Music You Can Hear!”, which features members of Spacemen 3, Lilys, Maroon 5, Surfer Blood, Collapsing Scenery, The War on Drugs, Atreyu, comedian Gregg Turkington (Decker, On Cinema, Neil Hamburger), among others, and their reactions to Eaton Super 10. The clip is available online and premiered last week via The Big Takeover

Wargo also brought Annie Hardy (Giant Drag, Deftones) into the studio to sing backing vocals on ESX and also directed the upcoming official music video for “Lost in Juarez.”  World renowned artist Stephen “ESPO” Powers (David Byrne, Kurt Vile) spray painted the EP’s cover art on a wall in downtown Philadelphia. Eaton Super 10 was mastered by TW Walsh (Pedro the Lion, The Shins, Sufjan Stevens).

The Eaton Super 10 Record Release Party will be hosted by Neil Hamburger, and feature performances by Snowball ii, Jason Lerman, Mambo Jombo Jazz Combo, and an art installation by Kat Bing. The event will be held on May 4th at The Resident in Los Angeles from 5pm-8pm.  Open after-party location TBA.

Saturday May 4th at Resident in Downtown Los Angeles

Early show from 5pm - 8pm | $10 | 21+

Open after-party location TBA

Tickets for the Saturday 5/4 release show at Resident DTLA



About Snowball ii:

After releasing three albums in the year of their debut, chameleonic shoegazers Snowball ii have returned with Eaton Super 10, an ambitious EP that serves as a testament to the marriage of bandleader Jackson Wargo’s homegrown brands of power & pop. A marriage vibrantly colored by Wargo’s penchant for the absurd. Doughnut Records will release Eaton Super 10 on April 12th.

In keeping with Snowball ii’s devotion to the Todd Rundgren production philosophy, Eaton Super 10 was recorded in a fit of hermetic mania.  Wargo took to the studio alone for almost the entirety of the writing and production process. That said, a good group of collaborators did lend their signatures to Eaton Super 10: Internationally acclaimed artist Stephen “ESPO” Powers spray-painted the album’s cover art on a wall in downtown Philadelphia; Annie Hardy (Giant Drag, Deftones) sang backing vocals and directed a music video for one of the EP’s singles; TW Walsh (Pedro the Lion, Sufjan Stevens, The Shins) mastered it all.

Snowball ii has music in director Harmony Korine’s upcoming film The Beach Bum (2019). They also have music in feature films All Nighter (2016) and Ham on Rye (2019), Epix’s television series Berlin Station, as well as international productions.

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Snowball ii have shared the stage with 1980’s shoegaze icons The Telescopes, psych-rock cult legends LSD & the Search for God, Collapsing Scenery, and once played a pool party at Zakk Wylde’s house. Neil Hamburger will be hosting the Eaton Super 10 release party on May 4th at The Resident (Los Angeles). 

Rickie McCanna