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No matter how much you love music, there is quite simply too much out there to keep track of. Even in your genre of choice, it is possible to overlook an impressive release, which can be frustrating when you find it year(s) later only to regret every single day that you weren’t already listening to it. For me, the most recent discovery of this sort was Laminate Pet Animal, a 2011 psychedelic/indie release that took me almost a full year to stumble upon.

Laminate Pet Animal is a brilliant effort from Snowmine, a band hailing from Brooklyn that is too little-known considering the heights they effortlessly ascend to. Their stellar blend of pop-accessible vocals (think James Mercer of The Shins) and challenging-yet-melodic atmospheres beckons casual listens as well as late night headphone sessions. Their sound works as one cohesive wave of beauty, flowing over your ears and engulfing them in one gorgeous instrumental arrangement after another.

Laminate Pet Animal is consistently jaw-dropping, so attempting to pick a standout track is like trying to pick out a date from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Nevertheless, one that exemplifies the album’s true nature, as well as what Snowmine is capable of, comes via “Let Me In”, a song driven by downright stunning vocals and a spacey atmosphere. Enjoy, and be sure to check out Snowmine’s bandcamp page for a name-your-own-price download of the album (It may be free, but it’s worth dropping a few bucks on to support the band!)

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SnowmineLet Me In





SowingSeason
09.12.12
My way of not reviewing this.

SgtPepper
09.12.12
I love psychedelic music so I gave this a listen. They have a really good distorted "Beach Boys Pet Sounds-esque" sound to them. I liked "The Hill" and "Let me In", but apparently they have more albums so I'm gonna look into them as well.
Nice find.

klap
09.12.12
sexual

Iamthe Nightstars
09.12.12
Garbage hipster music.

Iamthe Nightstars
09.12.12
Just kidding it's actually pretty cool.

Lakes.
09.12.12
downloading now

sniper
09.12.12
very pretty if a little bit typical. def gonna download.

elephantREVOLUTION
09.12.12
i like this a lot. thank god for bandcamp

SowingSeason
09.12.12
I think you'll really like this sniper

sniper
09.12.12
the songs start to work their way into my head after a few minutes. those tribal beatssss

fish.
09.12.12
yeah I've had this on my ipod for about a year

fish.
09.12.12
gonna have to listen to it now

menawati
09.12.12
this is good stuff, lots of hidden gems hidden among the dross on bandcamp

North0House2
09.13.12
yeah I've had this on my ipod for about a year [2]

Sleaper
09.13.12
man i swear i have a daveyboy curse. Anything that he rates or reviews highly i hate it hahaha.
im so sorry man, i dont think we are meant to be associated with one another.

Sleaper
09.13.12
by daveyboy i meant sowing.....*sigh*.

SowingSeason
09.13.12
you're breaking up with me!?

it'll be ok...

SowingSeason
09.13.12
Maybe

Comatorium.
09.13.12
Let Me In sounded like Explosions in the Sky doing pop. I like it.

SowingSeason
09.13.12
Me too. The second track is also pretty amazing

afoolonahill
09.18.12
great band, grateful for this post. Not fond of the overblown orchestration on a few of the tracks though.

HitlerIsTheBest
09.18.12
damn, thanks for bringing this to our attention, this fuckin rules.

SowingSeason
09.18.12
Glad this is being met with positive reactions...this band deserves more attention

SowingSeason
09.29.12
Will you guys all fucking listen to this!

Comatorium.
10.02.12
This has been playing constantly since i read this article

awal16
10.04.12
I finally got around to listening to this one. It's pretty awesome. Thanks for highlighting it!

josephcallaghan
10.15.12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTXrL2z1iFk

EaglesBecomeVultures
10.17.12
Been enjoying this record for a while now. The two songs they've put out since are also pretty fantastic. "Piece Of Your Pie" and "The Hill" are my favorites.

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