Exposé Online banner

Mirror Snake — Mirror Snake
(Stone Turtle STP-001, 2007, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2008-01-01

Mirror Snake Cover artMirror Snake is an Oakland, CA-based neo-psych band. They play hard-edged post punk fuzzed out psychedelic rock that brings to mind bands like Dead Flowers, Plastic Crimewave Sound, and at times Amon Düül II. Mirror Snake is Rebecca (vocals), Chris (vocals, drums, guitar, bass, flute, percussion), Clint (guitar), Danny (guitar and percussion), Joe (bass and percussion), and Nancy (spoken vocals). Their debut self-titled CD contains 12 high-energy songs packed into a mere 33 minutes, which is far too short. Peppered throughout are some very cool guitar solos by Danny and Clint. Stitching the songs together are several short instrumentals that are so well executed you don't realize how rapidly time is passing, the sonic equivalent of a time warp. You blink and the CD is over. All in all, Mirror Snake is quite an impressive debut for this young band. I only wish that they had packed more music into this release.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 35, 2007 releases

Related artist(s): Mirror Snake

Latest news

Seaprog 2018 Artist Announcements Raise Festival's Profile – Seattle's Seaprog festival has been going since 2013, and the 2018 edition features a slate of artists that's sure to bring more attention to the event. Cheer-Accident, Bubblemath, and Free Salamander Exhibit are in the first round announcement of performers. In keeping with their tradition of focusing on regional artists, they will also present a number of artists from Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. [Edit: Just added: Inner Ear Brigade] » Read more

Adelbert von Deyen RIP – Word reaches us that German electronic musician Adelbert von Deyen has died. His recorded legacy reaches back to 1978, when Sky Records released Sternzeit. Von Deyen, who was born October 25, 1953 in Süderbrarup, was also known as a painter and graphic artist. » Read more

Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more

10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler – Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone. » Read more

Tom Rapp RIP – Singer / songwriter Tom Rapp, best known with the band Pearls Before Swine, passed away on February 12, at the age of 70, after a battle with cancer. » Read more

Previously in Exposé...

Ivanhoe - Polarized – Can't get enough of that Iron Maiden? Check out Polarized. There is no doubt, as musicians, Ivanhoe are first rate. The singer, Andy B. Frank is very good, if he's a German singing in English,...  (1999) » Read more

Listen & discover

Print issues