The official video for Hot Snakes‘ “I Shall Be Free,” directed and animated by Tiger Reis (the clip’s 13-year-old auteur and offspring of the band’s Swami John Reis), is out today! “I Shall Be Free” is a brand-new single you can also listen to now through all DSPs.
This new song follows the December 2019 release of the single “Checkmate,” which is also available now through all DSPs. And, “I Shall Be Free” will also be available directly from the band, in very limited numbers, as a physical 7″ at their upcoming shows, starting Feb. 27. The 7″ will also include the exclusive b-side “A Place in the Sun.”
“I Shall Be Free” is the second single in the series of four 7″s leading up to the next full-length LP. Each single being a seasonal release. “I Shall Be Free” is the Spring instalment. The song is defiant anti-work protest punque. The slash your face chords and bassless undertow channels an AC/DC-Cramps hybrid that completely misses the mark. Primo Hot Snakes.
Hot Snakes have confirmed US tour dates beginning February 22nd in Chicago for Music Frozen Dancing 2020 at the Empty Bottle. This is a FREE OUTDOOR BLOCK PARTY show which features performances from labelmates Pissed Jeans as well as HIDE, and others. Gates will open at 1 PM and it costs $ZERO DOLLAR$ to get in. Donations to benefit the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless will be graciously accepted. The event is all ages, so bring the kids and scar them for life!
Hot Snakes will then embark on a 12-date run starting February 27th at The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, AZ, with additional shows in Tucson, Oakland, Seattle, Portland, and Santa Cruz, ending on March 12th in Solana Beach, CA at the Belly Up Tavern.
Feb. 22 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle outside (Music Frozen Dancing 2020) *
Feb. 23 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (Music Frozen Dancing After Party) ^
Feb. 27 – Phoenix AZ – Rebel Lounge
Feb. 28 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Feb. 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards
Mar. 01 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
Mar. 03 – Oakland, CA – New Parish
Mar. 05 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
Mar. 06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Mar. 07 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theater
Mar. 08 – Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
Mar. 10 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Club Atrium
Mar. 11 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
Mar. 12 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
*w/ Pissed Jeans & HIDE
^ w/ Pink Avalanche
The most recent Hot Snakes album, 2018’s Jericho Sirensis available everywhere from Sub Pop and through all DSPs. And the band’s reissued catalog – ‘Automatic Midnight’, ‘Suicide Invoice’ and ‘Audit in Progress’– is also available from Sub Pop.