It’s been since 2006 that Jordan Jeffares released music under the name Snowden, caught in a contract battle over the band which slowed down the follow-up to the classic album Anti-Anti, which was released on Jade Tree Records. In the meantime Snowden toured with Kings of Leon and worked on new songs, now that music will see the light of day on the new Snowden album No One In Control on May 14 via Serpents & Snakes Records. Jordan worked with producer Bill Skibbe, saying “I never intended on this long of a gap, but it’s a long story that I am very happy to finally have behind me.”
Considering that No One Control arrives years after it's predecessor Anti-Anti, there's a big shift in the Snowden sound, meaning the band kept evolving even though it wasn;t doing full-fledged album releases. Press materials sum this up by saying "No One In Control diverges from the Lower East Side Britpop dance party motif of its predecessor, staying truer to the genesis of all Snowden's output."
It goes on to say "Embellished with an urban yet ethereal ambiance, the album promises the most sonically sophisticated collection of tracks Jeffares has penned and constructed to date--effectively moving beyond influences such as Interpol, The Zombies, and The Clientele to carve a niche of his own in the post punk landscape."
Check out the newest song from the album to be released so far with "Keep Quiet."