After the 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 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 talents to Eaton Super 10: Internationally acclaimed muralist Stephen “ESPO” Powers spray-painted the album’s cover art on a wall downtown in 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 have also music in feature films All Nighter (2016) and Ham on Rye (2019), as well as Epix’s television series Berlin Station, and international productions. 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.
“A field guide to writing perfect pop songs.”
J. Edward Keyes, Bandcamp Daily
“Wargo seems on a campaign to make the world safe for guitars again.”
Kevin Bronson, Buzz Bands LA
“Immensely enjoyable .”
Cam Phillips, Primal Music