‘Besides You’ frames a crooked perspective. Myriad moments that seem long-lasting, now exist as shortcomings. But in that static lays a young group of musicians who smother times tide, not the other way around. Relentlessly thrashing melodies atop americana love letters. Songs of manic release. Soft and loose, gaining momentum till the moment they suffocate their calm with screams from scratchy throats and shrapnel distortion.
Snuff Redux was imagined by Skyler Ford and Daniel Chesney in West Seattle as a three-piece in late 2013. Within the month they began to play Seattle with relentless abandon. During the following year Snuff recorded their first EP Toy Kingdom with Killian Brom (of youryoungbody) in his Wallingford home studio. Toy Kingdom was released January 3rd of 2015 and debuted at #12 on the KEXP Variety Charts. Since then the project expanded to include a second guitarist Dylan Arlick and new drummer Alex Paulino. As a four piece, the band embarked on their first west coast tour in spring of 2015, and immediately recorded Besides You in a weekend, engineered once again by Killian Brom.
Born from spare time and dead ends, the project is both compilation and mission statement. A story of young men embracing the certainty of change while desiring stability. Odes formed from courses un-diverted; rivers and riffs running deep. Dreams and days of loved ones moving on, flippant gestures unforgotten…..
Skyler Ford (guitar, vocals)
Daniel Chesney (bass, vocals)
Dylan Arlick (guitar, vocals)
Alex Paulino (drums)